Pennsylvania State Police Troop R – Honesdale Barracks responded to a house on River Road, Damascus Township, Wayne County, on 08/28/1997 at 0142 hours for a report of a fire
After the fire was extinguished, the Victim Patricia WOLL’s body was found on the floor in the middle of the living room area.
Blood located under the Victim and injuries to the body discovered at autopsy led investigators to determine that the Victim was murdered and that the fire was set intentionally to cover up the act.
In addition, an upstairs neighbor reported hearing a scream from the Victim’s residence just before the fire.
Several new investigatory leads and evidence have been uncovered and are activity being pursued by Investigators. The Pennsylvania State Police, Honesdale Criminal Investigation Unit is asking the public for assistance.
Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Honesdale Station at 570-253-7126 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107
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 persons.
All information is accurate as of Release Date and is subject to change or updated.
Media Release #2793