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Episode #40: Margaret "Peggy" Lynn Reber - Murdered (1968)

It's been more than 50 years since the body of Margaret "Peggy" Reber was found. Could we finally be closer to some real answers?

Margaret "Peggy" Lynn Reber

Birth: 1953 - Death: 5/26/1968

Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female

Height: Unknown - Weight: Unknown

Hair Color: Brown - Eye Color: Unknown

Hometown: Lebanon City, PA (Lebanon County)


Crime Scene: Her residence located at 770 Maple St., Lebanon City, PA


Last Known Location Alive: Her residence.


Injury Description: Peggy was savagely beaten and strangled for more than 4 minutes with a cloth dress belt. She had a “Barbaric bite” on her left breast (likely shortly before or after her death, based on the swelling) . Her main injury was from a foot long recurve hunting bow that was thrust into her a rectum a minimum of 16 times and all of her internal organs were wounded. Her lungs were perforated 11 times and her heart 5 times. There were no indication of vaginal assault, rape, or semen and authorities were unable to determine exact time of death


Suspect Description: Unknown


Additional Information: The recurve hunting bow used in her assault belonged her boyfriend., Ray Boyer. Ray had been in police custody during the timeframe that the murder had taken place, ruling him out as a suspect. Blanche “Pinky” Kline was a friend that had moved into the apartment that day. It is not known if she is considered a person of interest. Other persons of interest would be Arthur McKinley Root Jr. and Richard Boyer Sr., neither have been able to be cleared. Theories that circulate pertain mostly to the high risk lifestyle that Peggy's mom was living at the time.


DNA: Unknown


Fingerprints: Unknown


If You have any information, no matter how small the detail please contact the District Attorney’s office at (717) 228-4403 or PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-3080. Remember you can always remain anonymous.


CASH REWARD: Unknown


Sources

Justice Denied: The Unsolved Murder of Peggy Reber Paperback – April 23, 2012; Michelle Gooden

https://lebtown.com/2021/02/04/more-than-50-years-later-the-unsolved-murder-of-14-year-old-peggy-reber-still-puzzles-investigators/

https://www.ldnews.com/story/news/local/2018/05/24/peggy-reber-murder-heres-what-happened/633047002/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9379259/peggy-reber-1-3/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/52687742/peggy-reber-pt-1/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9382826/peggy-reber-2-12-1/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/39640620/witness-testimony-in-the-peggy-reber/

https://apnews.com/article/f1c9934e62c54e48871cce165b0e0d20

https://www.newspapers.com/image/517966685/

https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2008/12/chris_knight_the_patriotnewsev.html



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