TribLIVE

| State

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

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

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

From Wire Reports
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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Teen could spend 10 years in prison for role in injuring Ohio teacher
  2. Boy youngest to receive double-hand transplant in Philadelphia
  3. Medical pot has advocate in Pennsylvania House
  4. Probe continues in fatal shooting in Sharon hospital parking lot
  5. Mercer man accused of rape
  6. Fight for equal access continues 25 years after ADA signed
  7. Wolf critic: Public being misled on projected use of shale tax money