New leads in 1997 arson-homicide case

By OWEN WALSH
Posted 9/4/20

MILANVILLE, PA  — It has been 23 years since Patricia Madeline Woll passed away in a strucutre fire on River Road in Damascus Township at 1 a.m. on August 28, 1997. At the time, state …

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New leads in 1997 arson-homicide case

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MILANVILLE, PA  — It has been 23 years since Patricia Madeline Woll passed away in a structure fire on River Road in Damascus Township at 1 a.m. on August 28, 1997. At the time, state police ruled the fire an arson and Woll's manner of death a homicide. No one was ever charged for either.

Now public information officer Robert Urban says that "several new investigatory leads and evidence were uncovered that are actively being pursued by investigators." No further details have been released about the investigation thus far.

The Pennsylvania State Police, Honesdale Criminal Investigation Unit has asked the public for assistance. Anyone with information regarding the 1997 homicide is asked to contact the state police Honesdale barracks at 570/253-7126.

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