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Murder investigation continues

Friday, December 30, 2016 by April Peterson apeterson@tnonline.com in Police Log

The investigation contines into the murder of a Lower Macungie Township woman who was found shot in a driveway in September.

Lt. Joseph Sokolofski, a state police investigator, said in a brief phone call Dec. 21 police continue to analyze evidence in the case.

Stephanie Roof, 46, was found shot in the driveway outside a residence early Sept. 13.

Roof, of 6409 Pine Crest Lane, was pronounced dead in Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest campus, Salisbury Township, according to a press release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center Sept. 14.

An autopsy found Roof suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the body.

Scott M. Grim, Lehigh County Coroner, ruled the manner of Roof’s death a homicide at the time of the autopsy.

According to media reports, another resident of the 6400 block of Pine Crest Lane called police to the scene where Roof was found in the driveway of a residence in the same block.

The Lehigh County District Attorney’s office also is among the agencies involved in the investigation.