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Coroner: Woman strangled in Lower Paxton apartment

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James Earl Greer Jr. James Earl Greer Jr.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Lower Paxton Township woman killed in her apartment Saturday morning was strangled to death, according to the Dauphin County coroner.

Coroner Graham Hetrick said Monday that 32-year-old Heather Bechtel died as the result of asphyxiation.

James Earl Greer Jr., 27, has been charged with criminal homicide in her death and is being held in the Dauphin County Prison without bail.

Bechtel was found dead in a bedroom of her apartment in the 4000 block of Rawleigh Street.

Two young children were asleep at the time of the incident and are now in the custody of children and youth services.

Police said Greer is the father of one of the children.

 

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