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Episode #102: William Booher - Murdered (1981)

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

On the evening of August 28,1981, a woman alerted police of a man slumped over the steering wheel of his car in on Sohn Road in Hopewell Township. When officers arrived, they found 39-year-old William Booher dead from a shotgun wound to his chest.



Wiliiam Booher


Birth: 10/5/1941 - Death: 8/28/1981


Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Male


Hometown: Hopewell Township, PA - Beaver County


Crime Scene: Sohn Road - stretch of road that connected Hopewell to Aliquippa in Beaver County, outside of Pittsburgh

Last Known Location Alive: Unknown

Injury Description: Gunshot wound to the chest

Suspect Description: Unknown

Additional Information: Police learned Booher took out substantial life insurance policies, benefiting both his wife and fiancée



DNA: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown






Anyone with information about the death of William Booher should contact the Beaver County District Attorney’s office at 724-773-8550 or Crime Solvers at 724-774-2000, who as of 2017, had a $2,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.


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