Nursing Student's Death Ruled Homicide

The death of a 21-year-old Gwynedd-Mercy College nursing student was ruled a homicide by police.

Elaine Goldberg’s partially-clothed body was found with ligature marks around the neck at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday in a vacant lot on the 2800-block of Ruth Street in Kensington.

An autopsy report confirms that the cause of death was strangulation.

Friends turned to Facebook to remember Goldberg.

“Still in shock. Still don’t know what to say. I guess all I can say is that I will miss you and remember you forever,” wrote Francis Ruff.

Gwynedd Mercy also released the following statement about Goldberg’s death:

“The College community sadly mourns the loss of nursing student Elaine Goldberg, who died yesterday. Please hold her family in your prayers, especially her brother Stephen, a GMC freshman.”

Police have no suspects and continue to search for clues.

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