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Woman Whose Body Found In A Montco Field Is Identified

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By Brad Segall, Jenn Bernstein

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office has identified the woman found dead in a Perkiomenville field Wednesday, as 26 year old Natalie Marella from Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Her family members were shocked by her death Thursday.

“The last time I saw her was on Sunday,” said her Aunt Karen Marella. “She just wanted to know how my twin grandbabies were doing.”

Karen Marella said Natalie lived in an apartment in Ambler, was a Wissahicken High School Graduate, and that Natalie aspired to be a nurse.

“She was a good kid, she her, and my middle daughter used to hang out all the time,” Karen said through tears.

Marella’s body was found in a field on Little Road near Renninger Road yesterday morning, by a local farmer (see previous story).

Investigators spent the entire day canvassing the area and collecting evidence.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office isn’t giving details surrounding her death, but the farmer that found her told Eyewitness News there were possible wheel tracks near her body.

“As you can see I’m not coping at all, my daughters are very upset about it, I know her father is extremely upset,” said Karen.

Natalie’s father lived in an apartment next door to her; he said they are devastated and that Natalie was the love of his life. He also said she didn’t finish nursing school because she had a history of seizures caused by a car accident a couple of years before.

For now, the family waits to find out the circumstances surrounding her death, as the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office continues to investigate.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday night but they are waiting for results of a toxicology test before they can release more information.

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