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Police identify slaying victim

February 06, 1997

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Waynesboro

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - There are no suspects in the death of a Cumberland, Md., woman whose body was found on the side of Interstate 70 in Fulton County, Pa., Wednesday afternoon.

Pennsylvania State Police identified the body as Mary Ann Stahlman, 24, of Cumberland, Md.

An autopsy Thursday concluded that Stahlman died of a gunshot wound to the head and blunt trauma to the head, according to Trooper Ellis Barnett, who's investigating the homicide with Corporal John Zechman.

Stahlman was last seen by a friend around 11 p.m. Monday, the officers said. They would not disclose the location.

The woman's body was found at 1 p.m. Wednesday by a passing motorist on the highway about 13 miles east of Breezewood in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, police said.

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Stahlman was found clothed, lying face down on the side of the road, Barnett said. No identification was found on the body, Barnett said.

The body was taken to Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., for the autopsy.

Evidence from the autopsy has been sent to the State Police Crime Lab in Harrisburg, Pa., Zechman said.

Police are still investigating.

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