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Troopers: Homicide Victim Tied With Wire

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JIM THORPE — State police headed to North Carolina to talk with a man who may be connected to the homicide of a woman from our area.

Troopers went to interview Anthony Heath of Allentown. He’s the person found driving the car belonging to homicide victim Angela Steigerwalt.

State police are trying to find the connection between the two.

Steigerwalt’s remains were found off Flagstaff Road in Jim Thorpe after fire crews put out a brush fire on Saturday.

The snow has covered any charred debris, but a yellow flag still sticks out of the ground to mark where evidence was found.  Some police tape is still tied around a tree.

According to court papers, state police say they saw, “the victim’s body, with what appeared to be a metal wires around the neck and also there were additional metal wires located underneath a wooden pole where what appeared to be legs would have been bound.”

Then near the body they found a Walmart bag with a receipt.

The court papers say, “the items listed on the receipt were as follows: plastic tote, lighter fluid, and a lighter. Major case team went to Walmart and viewed surveillance footage. And observed a black male making purchases.”

Troopers believe Anthony Heath is the man seen at that Walmart near Allentown.

They found him with the help of the GPS device On-Star that Angela Steigerwalt had in her vehicle, the same vehicle Heath was found driving in North Carolina.

Heath was found Sunday morning behind the wheel of Steigerwalt’s car about 500 miles from Jim Thorpe.

Court papers say someone reported seeing the car about 24 hours earlier driving quickly on Flagstaff Road in Jim Thorpe just before the brush fire was reported.

State police say Anthony Heath is charged with theft of a stolen vehicle.

Troopers headed down to North Carolina on Tuesday to question Heath.

The Carbon County District Attorney’s office has started the process to have Anthony Heath brought back to Pennsylvania.

13 comments

  • AFINKSTER

    He has her car & he was video taped at the Walmart buying the things necessary to do this Evil. He already had her murdered or he was planning to murder her. Or he was an accessory and knows who was involved. Bring him back to Pennsylvania, and put a Coyote suit on him and break his ankles so he can’t walk and let him craw around in the woods up on the gamelands. Put out a public notice of a bounty of a $1000.00 for the first hunter to bring in the weird looking coyote at the game lands.And if there are others involved with her death, do the same with them. Make the requirement that it has to be a head shot with at least a 30-06 caliber.

    And of course have it filmed as if it were a Reality TV show and send it off on the Internet so it will go viral. Getting the message out to all the scum from east of the Delaware river that this is what happens in the Quaker Colony when you do evil to another.

    We have any body out there, interested in a shot at stardom in Reality TV show ?

  • Nelson Emerson

    I pray for the family, but it’s another lesson how we all must stay vigilant of our surroundings. Morality is breaking down before us folks, if you don’t believe in guns, grab a stunner, mace, keep it in you’re car or possession. If you have older folks living in your neighborhood check on them as much as you can. Keep your head up at all times! The vultures are circling. We together can put a stop to this.

  • Jim Brony

    INNOCENT until proven guilty. Let’s hope they have the perp in custody, the evidence and facts will determine guilt. And please, spare us the gruesome details and give the departed some dignity.

    • Christopher Wolfe

      He is Guilty Jim & may he BURN in HELL ! What do you think ! She made him buy the lighter fluid , lighter & other things to bond her, that they caught him on camera buying before the murder at Walmart in Allentown , so she could tie herself up & lighter herself on fire !

  • mdog

    Killers should be killed the same method they chose for victim(s)
    Have all the death row chums watch it go down.
    Yes sir that”s the ticket.

    • Sundown

      In our dreams…and eye for an eye, as it should be, which has nothing to do with Grace, being this world is temporal, and the after life is eternity in Spirit. So. We give ‘em the Gospel, give ‘em a chance at the sinners prayer, and go with your plan! There are no consequences anymore. None that fit the bill hardly anyway.
      Even someone steals, then some things should be taken away from them, if they rape? hmmmm, etc…

  • jellystoneranger

    You can’t kill this p&$ fast enough. My God what kind of animals are out there ? I will tell you who ! The kind that do not fear our legal system enough to stop this from happening. If it wasn’t for technology , it might have been impossible to find this animal. Give me a call I will come down and inject the poison myself into this pile of excrement ! Justice!

    • Sundown

      I agree, there is no respect for law enforcement, parents, employers, and so on, yes there are bad parents, bad bosses, bad cops, bad presidents, and so on, but these issues are moral issues. The latest trend that disturbs me the most is that of anarchy, the few bad in authority lend excuse for these whose mantra is; “take it all, kill ‘em all!” I say kill THEM all. Hope he gets death the sooner the better.

      • mdog

        Populous media buries / hides these horror events to promote the area for more dysfunctional humans to invade our area, to reap the the “free ticket” and rape pillage plunder our soul existence. Our daughters and wives have become their new living incubators. How many more and who’s next in line for these atrocities towards our families ?

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