Death Investigation in East Goshen Township

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2020


DEATH INVESTIGATION IN EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP

On Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:42 p.m. the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to North Chester Road and Meadow Creek Lane in East Goshen Township to investigate a suspicious condition.

A motorist called to report that a vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of the road and that the same vehicle was seen stopped earlier in the day between 11:00 a.m. and noon. Police arrived on location to find the white 2020 GMC Terrain running and all doors were locked. The air conditioner was on in the SUV.

The 29 year old driver, a female from Downingtown, Pennsylvania was deceased in the driver’s seat and an infant and small child were found in the back seat restrained in car seats. The three year old male and 6 month old male were removed from the vehicle and transported by ambulance to Chester County Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Police determined that the deceased was the mother of both children in the vehicle.  An amount of illegal controlled substance was found inside the vehicle during the investigation at the scene.

Late last night the two children were released from Chester County Hospital to their father after police consulted with Chester County Children, Youth and Family.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at 610-692-5100.

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department received assistance from the Goshen Fire Company, Malvern Fire Company, East Whiteland Police Department, Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Chester County Coroner’s Office, Chester County Children, Youth and Family and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

William Cahill

Detective/Lieutenant

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