After nearly 34 years, Pennsylvania State Police investigators said they have finally identified the person who beat and strangled Anna Kane, dumping the 26-year-old woman’s body along a trail in northern Berks County.
In a press conference this morning at the Troop L headquarters in Reading to announce the clearance of the cold case homicide, state police investigators and District Attorney John T. Adams said the evidence points to Scott Grim, a native of the Hamburg area, as the killer.
There will be no prosecution in this case, however, because Grim died in 2018.
Kane’s body was found Oct. 23, 1988, along Ontelaunee Trail in a sparsely wooded area near the Route 662 intersection in Perry Township.
A rope was around her neck and an autopsy by forensic pathologist Dr. Neil A. Hoffman determined she had been strangled to death.
Kane was also found with several facial bruises most likely suffered in a struggle with her killer, then-Berks County Coroner William Fatora told the Reading Eagle/Times in 1988.
Officials believe Kane died about 12 hours before her body was found and that she was killed elsewhere before her body was dumped at the site, evidenced by the fact that her clothes were not wet following a rainstorm the previous night.
State police at Hamburg said Kane lived in the Reading area but moved numerous times in the months before she was killed. Investigators said she had worked as a prostitute in the area for several years.
This story will be updated.
Source: Berkshire mont
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