Police Chief: Jennifer Valez-Negron Homicide Investigation Continues

Salisbury Township Police Chief Alan Stiles said force is working with a number of police departments to solve murder of Jenny Valez-Negron, who was found suffocated and burned in December.

Salisbury Township Police Chief Alan Stiles said investigators are continuing to receive information from the public about who might have killed Jennifer Valez-Negron two days after Christmas and set her body on fire.

"We are working toward a successful resolution," Stiles said. And, he added, "it's going to be a very interesting resolution."

Salisbury police are working with a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Lehigh County District Attorney's office, the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force and other police departments to solve the homicide, the second in the township in 2012.

Salisbury police discovered Velez-Negron's body after a passing motorist reported a small fire on the side of Chestnut Hill Road the morning of Dec. 27. An autopsy revealed Velez-Negron died from suffocation and was set on fire.

Valez-Negron, 26, formerly of Reading, was living with a friend in Salisbury Township at the time of her murder, according to WFMZ. She had three children and had recently lost her job.

Her prompting investigators to seek the public's help identifying her. They issued a description, including the detail that  she bore a tattoo on the right side of her neck that said "Javi."

Salisbury Police ask that anyone who may have informtion to please contact them at 610-797-1447 or the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force at 610-437-5252.


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