Police Need Help Identifying Burned Woman Found Dead in Salisbury

The woman, whose burned body was found on Chestnut Hill Road, died from suffocation and thermal injuries, according to the Lehigh County Coroner.

Police are seeking the public's help to identify a woman whose burned body was discovered Dec. 27 along the side of Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

An autopsy performed this morning determined the woman died from suffocation and thermal injuries. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim ruled the death a homicide.

The coroner's office provided the following description:

  • White or light-skinned Hispanic female
  • Brown hair
  • Between the ages of 20 and 40
  • Approximately 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall
  • Approximately 150 – 175 pounds
  • Tattoo on right side of neck with the inscription of "J A V I "
  • Yellow metal hoop earring, approximately 2 inches x 2 1/2 inches
  • Woven-style bracelet with “Puerto Rican Flag” beads

She may have been wearing:

  • Gray sweatpants
  • Underwire-type bra
  • White ribbed cloth, possibly a white sock
  • Red-colored shirt
  • Black, tightly woven clothing material

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen Stiles said they are seeking to hear from anyone who may have information about a missing person. The police may be contacted at 610-797-1447 or the crime tip line at 610-402-2400.

Carl W January 01, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Since Latino population heaviest in Allentown & Bethlehem, I'd start queries there, like Casa Guadalupe,' etc. ask A.P.D./B.P.D, and also help in getting word out on the streets. (Least of all, contact Reading P. D.)
Carl W January 01, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Is "JAVI" a gang? Social group? Etc.....


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