Episode #46: Elena "Helen" Popa - Murdered (1979)
Updated: Nov 17, 2022
On New Year’s Eve 1979, while many partied together to ring in 1980, Mrs. Helen Popa was at home when at least one assailant entered her house and beat her, causing her to die from the blunt force trauma she endured. Now, 42 years later, and thanks to the dedication of one specific trooper, this cold case is closer to a solution than it’s ever been before. Who killed Helen Popa on that winter night so many years ago and when will they finally be captured?
Elena "Helen" Popa
Birth: 5/20/1906 (Romania) - Death: 12/31/1979 (Mount Union, Pa)
Ethnicity: Romanian; Caucasian - Sex: Female
Height: Unknown - Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Gray - Eye Color: Brown
Hometown: Mount Union, Pa (Huntington County)
Crime Scene: Helen's Home in Mount Union, Pa.
Last Known Location Alive: Her home.
Injury Description: Helen suffered multiple severe blows to the head resulting in severe swelling of and injury to the brain and her death.
Suspect Description: Unknown
Additional Information: A Facebook page has been created called "Helen Popa - Cold Case".
If you have information please call the Pa. State Police at 814-627-3161 and ask for Trooper Miller.
CASH REWARD: Available - A $10,000.00 Reward is available if your tip leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed