Woman found at Pa. nature preserve was murdered

March 22, 2011 10:38:39 AM PDT
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a woman whose body was found in a nature preserve was the victim of a homicide.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said 27-year-old Jennifer Snyder of Lower Macungie Township died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Grim said Snyder's body was found at about 9:45 a.m. Friday in a wooded ravine in Trexler Nature Preserve in North Whitehall Township. Police were called to the area by a report of a bloodied car in a parking lot behind a professional building.

Snyder had been a veterinary technician for the past four years at Maple Hills Veterinary Hospital. Police said she was last seen at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near her apartment.