Linda Stoltzfoos’ body was positively identified by the Lancaster County coroner, who performed an autopsy Friday. This puts an official confirmation on what had already been suspected, and strongly suggested in a Thursday press conference by Lancaster County DA Heather Adams.

A brief report is here. It includes details on the nature of death, which I’ll leave out for anyone that wants to avoid that. This killing was brutal and cruel.

Leaving aside what comes next for the man accused of the crime, what else can be said now but to wish for some peace and healing for the family.

Update: Linda was laid to rest Monday.

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