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Police - No suspects in Pa. slaying

February 25, 1997

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Waynesboro

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Almost four weeks after the body of a Cumberland, Md., woman was found on the side of Interstate 70 in Fulton County, Pa., police say they have no suspects in the death.

The body of Maryann Stahlman, 24, was found Feb. 5 by a passing motorist on the highway about 13 miles east of Breezewood, Pa., in Brush Creek Township.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

An autopsy concluded that Stahlman died of a gunshot wound to the head and blunt trauma to the head.

"We're still investigating," said Trooper Ellis Barnett, investigating officer at the state police barracks in McConnellsburg. "Hopefully something will break soon."

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Stahlman was last seen by a friend early that week. Her car, a green 1989 Mercury Tracer station wagon, was found Feb. 7 parked in front of the Buckhorn Family Restaurant at a truck stop located at the intersection of Interstate 81 and Pa. 16 at Exit 3 in Greencastle, Pa.

The car's windshield was shattered, a tire was flat, and the driver's side window was down when Greencastle Police found it.

Stahlman was facing prostitution charges in association with her employment at the Presidential Suite, a massage parlor near Shippensburg, Pa., police said.

She was scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Court this month.

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