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Episode #64: Rose Hnath - Murdered (1989)

Updated: May 30, 2022

Rose was your typical widow: she remembered her husband in his death, spent time with friends and family, and loved going to church whenever she could get there, which was often. One night, however, when she failed to show for a church service, her friends got worried. When her nephew discovered her body, it was clear that this was not any sort of natural death. Rose had been murdered. But why? And who did it?



ROSE JOSEPHINE HNATH


Birth: 1911 - Death: 1/21/1989


Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female


Height: Unknown - Weight: Unknown


Hair Color: Brown - Eye Color: Brown


Hometown: Northampton, PA


Crime Scene: Her home in Northampton, PA

Last Known Location Alive: Her home

Injury Description: Stabbed and beaten

Suspect Description: unknown

Additional Information: There is a cash reward for information leading to the identification of Rose's murderer. Image of her home:




DNA: unknown

Dental: unknown

Fingerprints: unknown


If you know anybody that may have been involved or have any information you can provide to law enforcement, please reach out to the tip line at 610-861-2026 or get in touch with PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477) possible cash reward


Sources:

https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-xpm-2011-04-02-mc-cold-case-whitehall-hnath-20110402-story.html

https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/the-science-of-justice-a-look-at-the-investigation-into-the-murder-of-north-whitehall/article_83deb262-cbd3-11ec-a003-cb5bada1534e.html

https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316/cases/cold-case-1989-homicide-rose-josephine-hnath-%E2%80%93-north-whitehall-township-lehigh-county-5000


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