Friday, January 25, 2013
A woman had alleged that Montgomery County Coroner Walter Hofman violated her due process rights by withholding a suicide note written to her by her deceased son.
Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hofman did not violate a woman's due process rights when he refused to release a suicide note written to her by her deceased son, a federal judge ruled on Jan. 23. The Pennsylvania Record reports that U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter dismissed a lawsuit filed last summer by resident Lisa Feldman against Hofman. Feldman's son, Evan Clausen, committed suicide in September 2011. He left a suicide note to his mother and others on the dining room table of his home. When Hofman took possession of the body for a coroner's investigation, he also took possession of the suicide note. According to court documents, Hofman returned Evan's possessions to Feldman on the same day he ruled the death a suicide, but …
Monday, July 30, 2012
A white male was found floating in the lake at Lenape Park Saturday morning
A body of a white male was found dead, floating in the lake at Lake Lenape Park in Sellersville Saturday morning. According to Amanda Piccirilli in the Perkasie News Herald, Perkasie Borough Police confirmed by 4 p.m. Saturday that the death was a suicide. Police were notified of the dead body at around 11 a.m. Saturday, according to the article. Sergeant Steve Hillias of Perkasie Borough Police described the part of the lake where the body was found as “a wide portion of the creek that flows slowly," according to the article. “At this point there is no foul play and the Bucks County coroner is investigating further,” said Hillias in the article.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Bryn Mawr man may have been dead for nearly two months, according to Radnor Township police
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Bryn Mawr man from Highland Lane accused of raping a 17-year-old Souderton Borough girl he met on the Internet committed suicide six to eight weeks ago but was only just discovered dead, according to Radnor Township police. On Saturday, July 7, the body of 63-year-old Robert Hendricks, who lived in the 300 block, was removed from the home, Radnor Commissioner John Nagle wrote in an email to constituents on Monday. In early May, a girl from Souderton told police that she met Hendricks online, sent him nude photos of herself, and was raped when she came to his Radnor Township home. According to Lt. Andrew Block of the Radnor Township Police Department, the county Medical Examiner found that Hendricks shot himself approximately six to eight…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A 60-year-old Lansdale man was found slumped over in a grassy area by the tennis courts Wednesday morning
A 60-year-old Lansdale man was found dead in White's Road Park Wednesday morning, and a source familiar with the case confirmed the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lansdale Police responded to the park for a 911 call of an unresponsive subject, police said. An employee of the parks and recreation department discovered the man slumped over in a grassy area close to the tennis courts, police said. A preliminary investigation by police and Montgomery County Coroner's Office indicated the man died overnight May 15 into May 16, police said. No foul play occurred, police said. The identification of the man will not be released by Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A 33-year-old man was talked down by a negotiator from inside a residence belonging to N. Paone Construction Inc. on Bergey Road in Hatfield
A 33-year-old suicidal man barricaded in a home at 3220 Bergey Road in Hatfield Township was taken into custody around 5 p.m. after a three-hour standoff with Hatfield Township Police and the North Penn Tactical Response Team. The North Penn Tactical Response Team and an armored Bearcat were called in because there was a threat of firearms, according to Hatfield Township Detective Pat Hanrahan. Police were dispatched to the home at 1:45 p.m. for a report of a suicidal subject. Hanrahan said a male in the residence made threats to a friend via text message that he intended to harm himself. The friend then called Hatfield Township Police because he was disturbed by the suicidal thoughts via text, Hanrahan said. Police attempted to make …