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Episode #30: Assistant US Attorney Jonathan Luna - Murdered (2003)

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Did Jonathan Luna make a crazy nighttime drive across 3 states just to stab himself 36 times in an elaborate suicide plan or did something else happen?

Jonathan Luna

Birth: 10/21/1965 - Death: 12/4/2003

Ethnicity: African American - Sex: Male

Height: Unknown - Weight: Unknown

Hair Color: Unknown - Eye Color: Unknown

Hometown: New York, New York (Mott Haven Area)

Crime Scene: Sensenig and Weaver Well Drilling , 1439 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA, Brecknock Township Lancaster County

Last Known Location Alive: Joanthan was seen was when he left his office in the Baltimore Courthouse at 11:38PM

Injury Description: Officially, 36 stab wounds. However in November 2006 the undertaker who prepared Jonathan’s body for burial vividly described his injuries. She said he had stab wounds on his back. One was slightly below the middle of his back and off to one side, there were some in the middle of his back, slightly below the shoulder blades, and also around the shoulder blades. Jonathan's hands had been “shredded”. He had been cut savagely trying to fend off his attacker. He had long deep cuts between all the fingers, and to the front and back of each hand. These deep cuts were like slicing razor wounds to his hands, peeling away the skin around his fingers, and at some places cutting down to the bone. She felt they were indicative of someone having slashed at Jonathan repeatedly in a downward motion with a knife. They were clearly defensive wounds. His neck had been slashed open on his right side, and all the way around his throat. Jonathan's scrotum had been slashed open, but it wasn’t a clean quick cut, it was described as having jagged edges.

Suspect Description: Unknown

Additional Information: FBI has ruled this case a suicide, however the official coroner's report states homicide.

Map: Here is the link to the map KCC made outlining the route taken including time stamps.

DNA: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown

If You have any information, no matter how small the detail please contact PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. Remember you can always remain anonymous.

CASH REWARD: $100,000 Reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.


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Apr 21, 2022

This smells like a corruption scandal or a cover-up all the way. Just like the Gricar case. I've studied both of them for a long time and can't deduce what else it could be. Because of this, I doubt they will ever be solved unless a very brave soul, who isn't afraid of the truth, let's it come to light.

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