According to Lt. Edward H. Snyder, the supervisor of the State Police's criminal investigations unit in Reading, a person has been interviewed who remembers seeing a 1960-era shiny black Ford pickup truck with two individuals at the crime site approximately two days before the decomposed body was discovered. "It's not unusual for someone in a case like this to wait before contacting police," said Snyder. "The person is not a local Caernarvon/Berks resident but is familiar with Quarry Road."
The passer-by who contacted the State Police described one of the individuals as a white male, with long light brown bushy hair and a bushy beard, 5'9" to 5'11" in height, between 25 and 35 years of age, of large build with a large stomach. The other individual could not be identified.
The Ford pick-up was described as being restored and in very good condition.
While Snyder said that this information "is certainly a break," he cautioned that "it could be nothing, but it is a direction for us to go for additional information. We're definitely pursuing it."
State Police have contacted the Pa. Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Harrisburg to ascertain the number of vehicles that fit the description, establish their registrations, and then contact the owners of the vehicles.
Snyder added that if anyone who may think he or she has information or may have seen something unusual at the crime site should contact State Police at 610-378-4011.
"It is imperative that we find the two witnesses," continued Snyder. "We need to talk to these 'subjects' to establish whether they did or didn't commit the crime."
He explained that the investigation will continue to "rule out" as well as "rule in" information. "Someone who knows the witness or sees a resemblance to someone he or she may know, or even the individual himself should contact us," he said.
Snyder said that there is the possibility that the witness had nothing to do with the crime, but could have some information that could help in the investigation.
An autopsy of the decomposed body has indicated that the body, found stuffed in an industrial size trash bag, is that of a black female with black hair, between 20 and 40 years of age, 5'5" in height, and weighing between 110 and 130 pounds. The cause of death could not be determined.