COLD CASE 1989 Homicide Rose Josephine Hnath – North Whitehall Township - Lehigh County - $5000 REWARD



The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, continue their investigation of the Homicide of Rose Josephine Hnath. 

On January 21, 1989, at approximately 7:30 p.m., relatives arrived at Rose’s residence and discovered the home ransacked and the victim lying on the floor (deceased).  The autopsy disclosed that the victim died from numerous blunt force injuries and stab wounds. 

Rose Josephine Hnath was a widow that lived alone in the Coplay area of North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.  Her home was located along the west bank of the Lehigh River, several miles north of Allentown, PA. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.
All information is accurate as of Release Date and is subject to change or updated. 

Media Release #2208

Thursday, January 12, 1989 - 12:00am

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