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Who Was She? Burned Body of Woman Not Identified

The woman, whose burned body was found on Chestnut Hill Road, died from suffocation and thermal injuries, according to the Lehigh County Coroner.

Police are seeking the public's help to identify a woman whose burned body was discovered Dec. 27 along the side of Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

An autopsy performed Friday morning determined the woman died from suffocation and thermal injuries. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim ruled the death a homicide.

The coroner's office provided the following description:

  • White or light-skinned Hispanic female
  • Brown hair
  • Between the ages of 20 and 40
  • Approximately 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall
  • Approximately 150 – 175 pounds
  • Tattoo on right side of neck with the inscription of "J A V I "
  • Yellow metal hoop earring, approximately 2 inches x 2 1/2 inches
  • Woven-style bracelet with “Puerto Rican Flag” beads

She may have been wearing:

  • Gray sweatpants
  • Underwire-type bra
  • White ribbed cloth, possibly a white sock
  • Red-colored shirt
  • Black, tightly woven clothing material

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen Stiles said they are seeking to hear from anyone who may have information about a missing person. The police may be contacted at 610-797-1447 or the crime tip line at 610-402-2400.

jane brooks December 29, 2012 at 03:30 PM
May she Rest in Peace. So very sad.:-(
Carmen December 29, 2012 at 06:38 PM
rest in peace-someone out there knows who you are-such violence against women-why?-gang rape in India of a young medical student, a woman's burning body, a few months ago another woman found dead in the woods-so senseless
jane brooks December 29, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I hope they find the bastard. That poor woman in India died was crazy. You would think violence against women would had come to an end in this day and age.
Marangeli December 29, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Jenni we love u and i hope who ever did this to pays for it either in "mans" hand or in Gods hands.... Rest in Paradise love!!
Tyler Snyder December 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM
What does it have to do with specifically violence against women? If a man was killed like this no one would be going around saying "violence against man should not be happening in his day and age". You don't even know who did it... it may have been a women for all we know. If you think women don't have equal rights it's because people like you think that women deserve MORE rights than men.
Sunday December 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with this woman and her family. So sad - especially around the holidays.
Carl W December 31, 2012 at 01:52 AM
"Jenni, we love you...." Do you know who she is? Did you tell Salisbury P.D?
Carl W December 31, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Suffication & burning well amongst most horrible ways to die.horrible
Carl W December 31, 2012 at 02:06 AM
(Double use of "horrible" was accident. Can't find any waty to change it).
ismaida January 01, 2013 at 10:12 AM
rip baby girl u will be miss mamita i am just so upset how could somone do this to you u left 2 kids behind.... i just pray to god everyday and night that they will get the pl who did this to you ... you was just a great friend a great monther i just cant belive your gone i couldnt even say good bye it hurts so much but i no thereis a big god up there that will help up get threw this just no i no i love u so much nd u will alway be my sister inlaw i love u girl now u rest in peac te queiro amiga mia
ismaida January 01, 2013 at 10:13 AM
we as the family of jenny velez thank everyone who has supported the family thank us all
Carl W January 01, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Honestly, very best of warm wishes, from my family to yours. Let's hope, if only to protect people in the future, that the people responsible first realize what a really horrible thing they did, and are captured to keep them from doing so again.
vickie gruver January 02, 2013 at 11:31 PM
does anyone know where she was from
anonymous January 03, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Jenni i miss you and love you , never used the word friend until i met you , never knew you would turn out to be my best friend we did everything together , i wake up now and look over and youre not here , im broken words cant explain my pain </3 this is why im leaving Reading PA whoever did it had to of tried to cover it up by taking you all the way to allentown and yes they were smart but this is not going to stay like this Jenni i promise you that , i look at all of out pictures and cry and cry jenni i miss you and i love you and i know youre watching over me RIP JENNI :'(
This world has gone nuts, People missing left, and right on a dayly basis, like it's an everyday thing. How awful, May this Victim rest in peace, and her kiddnapper, and killer be locked up very soon hopefully.
Jess January 07, 2013 at 12:42 AM
So it was u Jenni I was hoping it wasn't, wow ma im gonna miss walking down 9th st to da store n u running to me n givin me a bear hug,im really gonna miss u,I will never forget u or our memories from 2002/2003,we were divas n 2 bad asses lol I love u girl n may u rest in peace, I hope they catch da bastard(s) who did dis to u
Carl W January 07, 2013 at 01:02 AM
In contined avid, sincere sympathy for her, I want the men/women caught before they do same - or worse - to anyone else.
Carl W January 07, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Another sad truth is that people from N. Y, etc, pass through, and just do these things OFTEN not local perps!?!

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