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By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - Authorities in Montgomery County are turning to social media as they continue to investigate the death of an Ambler, Pa. woman whose body was found in a field in rural New Hanover Township, Pa. nearly two years ago.

The Montgomery County DA’s office has taken to Twitter and Facebook, putting out information asking for anyone with information about the death of Natalie Marella to come forward. The 26-year-old was last seen alive in late August 2012.

The coroner says she died from a seizure disorder but someone put her body in the field.

“We know that there are people that know how she got there and the right thing for them to do is to come forward and give us information on how she ended up in that spot,” Prosecutor Kevin Steele said.

According to Steele, more than 100 interviews have been conducted so far, and now they’re hoping that some of Marella’s friends who may communicate over social media will provide them with additional information. He says there’s a grieving family out there that’s looking for answers.

“Somebody placed her out there. Somebody knows what happened and you know we’re trying to get answers, both for us and the victim’s family.”

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