Updated: Oct 1
On Tuesday October 28th, 2003, a man walking his dog discovered Noreen Apjok's partially clothed, beaten and sexually assaulted body underneath a picnic table inside a pavilion in a wooded section of McBride Park around 9 a.m. The Allegheny County coroner's autopsy later showed she died of asphyxiation due to compression of her neck. Who would do such a terrible thing to this 37 year-old, how did her body end up here, and why wasn't there any attempt to try to hide her body?
Birth: 9/2/1966 - Death: 10/28/2003
Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female
Other: At the time of her last known sighting, she was wearing a black, thigh-length Steelers jacket, a gray T-shirt, Nike tennis shoes and jeans. When she was found, her shirt was pulled up, exposing the word "Mad," tattooed across her stomach in Old English print
Hometown: Munhall, PA - Allegheny County
Crime Scene: Pavilion in McBride Park, 31st ward of Pittsburgh
Last Known Location Alive: Eighth Ave in Homestead, PA
Injury Description: Noreen was badly beaten, suffocated and likely sexually assaulted
Suspect Description: Unknown
Additional Information: Noreen was known to date men that treated her poorly and took advantage of her. One who she had been with for a long time –” Joey” or Joseph Evans, would take her money either from a social security or disability benefit check she received or make her trick and would take that money. It was said he was a known criminal with an extensive criminal record.
Red - 8th Street - Last seen alive
Yellow - last known address
Purple - where body was found
Pictures of the current condition of the McBride Park Pavillion where Noreen’s body was found. (slideshow)
If anyone has information regarding this case, we encourage you to contact Pittsburgh Homicide and ask to speak to someone who works in the cold case department.
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