The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office has not been able to determine how Elizabeth Wiesenfeld was killed.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Whitehall woman’s death has officially been ruled a homicide.

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The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office officially ruled Elizabeth Wiesenfeld‘s death a homicide, but could not determine how she was killed.

(Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County Police)

Police found her dead in Plum back in April.

A Plum Borough police officer found her remains in a garbage bag while on patrol in an area known for dumping and off-road vehicle use.

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Wiesenfeld disappeared nearly a year earlier.


Wiesenfeld’s handyman, Douglas Berry, is charged with criminal homicide in her death and theft for allegedly taking and using Wisenfeld’s ATM card.

Detectives found a loaded gun inside Berry’s Liberty Borough home. Investigators also found Wiesenfeld’s cell phone in the South Side. Detectives think Berry may have used the phone after she disappeared.

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Allegheny County Police continue to investigate.