Jul 30, 2014

Burned Body Found Thursday Was 20- to 40-Year-Old Woman

Police are investigating a body found burned at the Unami Gun Club in Salisbury Township.

Burned Body Found Thursday Was 20- to 40-Year-Old Woman Burned Body Found Thursday Was 20- to 40-Year-Old Woman

A body found burning near Unami Fish and Game Club off Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township on Thursday morning was a white or light-skinned Hispanic woman age 20 to 40, according to the Lehigh County Coroner.

An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine the exact cause of death.

The woman's identity will be revealed once investigators know for sure who she was and notify her next of kin.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. when a resident driving on Chestnut Hill Road saw something burning near the Unami Fish and Game Club in Salisbury Township not far from the Emmaus border.

Deputy Coroner Ray Anthony pronounced the woman dead at the scene at 10:20 a.m.

Unami is a private shooting and social club, according to its website. The property includes pistol, rifle and archery ranges and a clubhouse with a bar and banquet room.

Neighbor Tim Bollinger told Patch he left his home around 7:45 a.m. to get an oil change and all was quiet. When he came home about two hours later, he saw flashing lights from police cars and emergency vehicles. Bollinger thought there had been a car accident, which is not uncommon on the road.

This is the second time this year a body was found in the township. In July, the body of Kimberly Cardona of Whitehall was discovered by a man walking his dog. Cardona's killer is accused of cutting her neck and dousing her body with bleach.

In 2011, a hunter found skeletal remains in the township. The remains were later identified as a Doylestown man.

Also in Lehigh County, police are still searching for the killer of a Brooklyn man whose burned body was found shortly after Halloween 2011 in South Whitehall Township.

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