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Shooting Death Ruled Suicide in Lower Macungie [UPDATE]

Lehigh County coroner says the manner of a death at a Brookstone Drive home was a suicide.

Monday morning's death in Lower Macungie Township at the location of a reported shooting fatality has been ruled a suicide, according to the Lehigh County coroner.

Coroner Scott Grim said Monday evening that a 32-year-old woman from Drexel Hill, Delaware County, was pronounced dead in an incident at 1698 Brookstone Drive. He ruled  the manner of death a suicide, but declined to offer further details.

Earlier in the day, state police Lt. Paul Gaspich confirmed that a shooting death had occurred at the residence. Yellow police tape outlined a police investigation perimeter at the townhome in the Heritage Heights development.

A report released Tuesday morning by state police at Fogelsville estimated the time of the suicide between 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. Police also said the woman lived at that address even though the coroner's office said she lived in Drexel Hill, Delaware County.

Heritage Heights Neighbor February 28, 2013 at 03:02 PM
I just heard about this. I was so upset to think that as I was going on with my Monday am routine and someone so close was going through complete turmoil and the unthinkable was about to happen. My condolensces for the loss the families and loved ones have suffered. I live on Pinewind in close proximity to this home. Perhaps I am confused but I didn't believe the gentleman who lived here was married ? I had spoken several times to his previous girlfriend who had lived there but she has been gone for quite some time. I also have never seen a dog. The previous girlfriend did have a dog, a min pin I believe. I find it odd since the yard is fenced. Maybe she only walked the dog out front ? The adjacent homes have pets. From my view, the home always seemed dark and with very little activity, as if no one was home or they worked late. I also have never seen anyone creeping through the yards late at night... but he could have been super sneaky... And Connie and Gil, hearing something like this does spark curiosity and inquiry, of oh my goodness, how terrible, what happened ? It seems a normal reaction to try and find out the story. Just like you are doing by obviously reading this story, following it and it's posts. Connie, your last response to fellow neighbors was quite ignornat, sarcastic and disrespctful. You say about the community coming together and you treat fellow neighbors with such disrespect.
LisaM February 28, 2013 at 03:05 PM
How can too much information be hazardous? is the name of the victim Leanne Jarman? I don't think she was married though to Vincent.
Heritage Heights Neighbor February 28, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Lisa, yes, that is her name. So terribly sad and heartbreaking.
LisaM February 28, 2013 at 04:34 PM
I agree Heritage Heights Neighbor, I think Connie was disrespectful as well. I don't think the victim had a dog. Oh, and what the heck is a "happy walk??" as Connie described she goes on? She seems odd.
LisaM February 28, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Macfungie, was he seeing someone on Pinewind?
J Rain February 28, 2013 at 06:01 PM
@Heritage - Yeah, it was rude but funny because it was super crazy. In addition, it is funny that she remains silent now. Maybe she already reflected?????
Therese d March 01, 2013 at 01:59 AM
You all should just stop gossiping. The woman involved was an amazing person and you no clue the details of her life that led to this. And her fiancé was NOT having an affair. She was my best friend that I have known since we were 13 years old. These comments are hurtful and insensitive and you are leaving them out there for everyone to see. Please just stop.
Marie March 01, 2013 at 05:01 AM
Well said!
JJ March 01, 2013 at 01:25 PM
There was no fucking gun powder residue ANYWHERE but her head... Maybe that should raise a suspicion or two, and if the family wasn't do far up Vince's ass bc they are grieving that they would hire a PI. 98% of suicides occur with 1. Drugs 2. With a letter or cry out for help. No person had happy as we all knew her goes out n shoots her fucking temples out. Enough said.
GA March 01, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Seriously people! A woman lost her life and obvioulsy some of you have nothing better to do than to assume you know what happened. Why all the negativity, how about posting something to the family offering your condolences. JJ - your post is just horrible - shame on you!!!
LisaM March 01, 2013 at 03:36 PM
haha
LisaM March 01, 2013 at 03:36 PM
hopefully
LisaM March 01, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Wow maybe Vince was having an affair. If I were the family I would investigate further.
LisaM March 01, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Perhaps JJ is trying to help the family, and perhaps it wasn't a suicide.
LisaM March 01, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Just because you were best friends with her, doesn't mean you know what goes on behind closed doors. How do you know for certain he wasn't having an affair? Are you with Vince 24/7??? Doesn't mean you know everything, even if she was your so called best friend.
Anonymous March 01, 2013 at 05:10 PM
The affair comment would make sense though...she was away Saturday night and if she came home Sunday and found incriminating evidence, then they would have fought about it all day Sunday...still fighting Monday morning as he leaves for work and then kills herself...that would make sense that there wasn't a note because she knows that he would know why she did it.
Anonymous March 01, 2013 at 06:01 PM
But that wouldn't explain why there was no gun residue found on her hand (if that is true). Sorry, just playing conspiracy theorist here as I am one of her many friends who are still absolutely shocked and saddened by this. We are all in the dark as to why and searching for answers...someone knows something or has a clue as to why. All who knew her knew she loved her family/friends to much to do this unless something drastic happened in which someone would know about it...
J Rain March 01, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Her family seems to be very supportive of him so maybe they do know. Maybe there was a note?
Anonymous March 01, 2013 at 08:32 PM
I hear from friends that are friends with the rest of her family that the family doesn't believe she would have done this to herself so that makes me believe there was no note and they don't have a reason why...
A.W March 01, 2013 at 09:58 PM
You guys are missing Connie's point! I also live on pinewind. And also being very immature! "Coo coo Connie" and " loons" i mean seriously are we all immature?! Why dont you guys post your names, who are u people? too immature to post names!? Wow such mature people! Instead of being such nosey neighbors, maybe you should be a little more supportive and repesctful of people's business. It's not anyone's business to know all the details of the suicide. You people need to stop the gossip, rumors, and talking about it, there's no reason you should be focusing on who, what, where, when, why, or how this happened! This was a tragic death and I'm very sorry to hear about it, but these nosey neighbors need to stop there gossiping!
Ben March 02, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Wow, what an over reaction. You sound like a witch. You completely took Felicia's question too far! It was a simple inquiry. You pounced on her. Check yourself Connie!
ron March 02, 2013 at 06:09 AM
First my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and loved ones im so sorry for your loss. Second i cant believe how insensitive and reckless some of these comments are. They are full of innuendos and accusations without facts to back them up. Heck one person even claims to know where gun powder residue was or was'nt. If these people commenting really are neighbors they better hope not to many people read this article because if they do property values will really start dropping.
Sr Citizen March 02, 2013 at 06:38 PM
We live on Greystone Circle just a walk across the yards from this. I just found out yesterday! I'm so saddened. There was a suicide a few weeks ago in Alburtis area by a young father who lost his job. Honestly, we all need to support and help each other. Economy is bad, everyone is stressed. My condolences to the family. My daughter died last year of an illness. There is a mother/father/sister/brother/relatives/friends in deep pain right now! God give them strength!
LisaM March 04, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Why are you hiding behind two initials??
LisaM March 04, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Wow chill out, nobody said loon, but maybe they should have.
LisaM March 04, 2013 at 01:52 PM
yes please take you meds, wow
Katie Harwood March 05, 2013 at 01:06 PM
LisaM, why not state your full name on here? And why not ask why JJ'S is hiding behind initials? Oh, because you both suck and have no clue what you are talking about. Just bored and need something to talk about to make you feel better about your own pathetic existence?
LisaM March 05, 2013 at 02:25 PM
I was responding to an idiot posting with their intials, "Katie". like that's your real name. If you have nothing valuable to contribute here, feel free to move along.
jessica donahue April 18, 2013 at 01:01 PM
The whole thing sounds fishy, maybe they should look at the Husband more clearly and his unstable background....
Beach Bill September 17, 2013 at 09:22 AM
So sad and so suspicious. Well just the same, I heard congrats are in order to V. It is very exciting to become a daddy. Sure, just a few months after the 'suicide' but a baby will help the sorrow. It just seems the timing on this is odd. It still takes about 9 months correct?

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