Monday, September 26, 2011
Althea and Jeannette Walbert, mother and daughter, were found slain in their home on March 11.
Pennsylvania State Police at Bethlehem say they have made an arrest in the Althea and Jeannette Walbert homicide case. They and Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer will release details in an 11 a.m. joint press conference at the barracks.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Circumstances are fully disclosed to potential buyers before they see the house, agent says.
The Alburtis home of mother and daughter Althea and Jeannette Walbert--122 Cobblestone Court--is for sale. The women were found dead in the home March 11 by a family friend. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim ruled their deaths homicides. The manner in which they died has yet to be disclosed, but they were killed in the house. Mick Seislove, the Prudential Patt-White agent who listed the home last week, said it's a good, solid house in the often-preferred East Penn School District. The $150,000 asking price for the corner property is dictated solely by the home's features and amenities, he said. Indeed, the home has already been shown twice, he said, and all potential buyers are told about the incident before they see the house. "It's a good…
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Police Chief Robert Palmer comforted the community by saying he's 'optimistic' the crime will be solved.
For Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer, the killing of borough residents Althea and Jeannette Walbert is personal. "I'm pretty sure I know why you're here," he told more than 60 people who packed the meeting room at Borough Hall Monday for the regularly scheduled Town Watch meeting. The topic for the March meeting--home security and home safety--was coincidental, but the community wanted information about the homicides that occurred March 11 at 122 Cobblestone Court. Althea Walbert, 82, and her 59-year-old disabled daughter, Jeannette, were found dead in their home shortly after 9am that day. Althea was a character beloved by all. Seemingly, she and the daughter on whom she endlessly doted belonged to the town. And the town wanted to know…
Monday, March 14, 2011
Statement released to allay residents' fears.
Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer and Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said this evening that based on the evidence collected so far, the deaths of Althea Walbert and her daughter, Jeannette, should be considered an isolated incident. "At this point in the case, the police officers and Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville who are leading the investigation have found nothing to indicate that residents at large in the borough are in danger," they said in a joint release. The Walberts were found by a family friend around 9am Friday in their 122 Cobblestone Court home. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim ruled the deaths homicides later that day. Manners of death have not been released, though autopsies were scheduled for 8am …
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Althea Walbert "was feisty but likable," according to those who knew her.
Althea. No last name was necessary when anyone spoke of the woman who lived at 122 Cobblestone Court in Alburtis. Althea Walbert was a lifelong resident of the borough of 2,300 people where nobody can remember the last time there was a homicide. Or even if there ever was one. Althea and her daughter, Jeanette, were pronounced dead in their home Friday morning. As yet nobody knows exactly when they died, or how, or who would harm an 82-year-old woman and her 59-year-old disabled daughter. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim scheduled an autopsy for Saturday to determine the women's causes of death. He said Friday the manner of their deaths was homicide. State Police at Fogelsville are leading the investigation of the unspeakable atrocity that …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Althea Walbert was well known in town; state police are investigating.
An elderly woman and her daughter were found dead in their Alburtis home Friday morning and state police are investigating. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says the deaths are homicides. Grim was called to the home of Althea Walbert at 122 Cobblestone Court in Alburtis and declared the women dead at about 10:15 a.m. Walbert, 82, was well known in the small town, Shawn Meyers, a neighbor, told Patch in an interview. Meyers recalled that Walbert and her daughter, Jeanette, were usually seen together. Jeanette was 59 and had a disability, according to several reports. Autopsies are scheduled for tomorrow morning and officials don’t expect to release further information until then. A man who identified himself as a family friend looked …