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Coroner: Pa. trooper's pregnant wife died of gunshot

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Monday, March 10, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
 

NORRISTOWN — The Montgomery County coroner has released the results of an autopsy on the pregnant wife of a Pennsylvania state trooper.

Dr. Walter Hoffman said on Monday that 34-year-old Jo Anna Miller died of a single gunshot wound in the head inside her East Norriton home about 2:30 p.m. Friday. She was between 22 and 23 weeks pregnant, and her unborn child did not survive.

Miller was rushed to the hospital and doctors performed an emergency cesarean section, but the fetus did not live.

The coroner has determined the manner of death of both mother and baby but said that information was from the district attorney's office, which would say only that the investigation is continuing.

Miller's husband is a state trooper at the Skippack barracks. The couple has two other children. They were in the home at the time and were unharmed.

The officer pulled the trigger while taking apart his .45-caliber handgun for cleaning but did not realize the gun was loaded, police said.

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