Elderly woman found murdered in Huntingdon Valley

An elderly woman was found murdered in her Huntingdon Valley home, just over the Northeast Philadelphia border.

Mary Pellegrino, 86, was found unresponsive by a handyman Sunday afternoon in her home on the 2300-block of Pine Road near Red Lion Road. An investigation revealed Pellegrino, who had been deceased for days before being discovered, died of head injuries. Her death has been ruled a homicide, and police believe it may be theft-related.

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