Woman, 18, slain on Allentown porch

January 21, 2008 5:39:07 AM PST
A woman who moved to the Lehigh Valley to give her children a better life is mourning her slain teenage daughter.

Police say 18-year-old Ashley Nicole Heath was shot several times on the porch of an Allentown rowhouse. They say a party had been going on before the slaying early Sunday.

Authorities have no suspects in the homicide, the city's first of 2008.

Postal employee Tanya Heath says she was raising her three children in Easton so they could have a better life. She says her daughter graduated from Easton Area High School last year and planned to further her education.

Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com