Peter Lestician, the man who was allegedly the last person to be with the Florence, NJ woman who was found dead in her home has been found dead in Pennsylvania. According to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Florence Township Police Chief Brian Boldizar the dead body of Lestician was found on September 2, 2022.
Here’s what we know about the incident.
How did Peter Lestician die?
Peter Lestician, 53 years old was found dead near the side of ATV trail in Cooper Township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania on September 2, 2022.
It was around 4 pm when Pennsylvania State Police troopers were called to an abandoned barn in Cooper Township, Clearfield County after two men riding four-wheelers discovered the body of an adult male in a locked vehicle. The victim was later identified as 53-year-old Peter Lestician. He was a physical education teacher at South Brunswick High School and a softball coach in Hightstown. Investigators determined that Lestician had died by suicide and there were no signs of foul play.
A man identified as a person of interest in the death of a South Jersey woman Monday has been found dead in Pennsylvania, possibly from an apparent suicide, authorities said Saturday.https://t.co/l0IQ5R3UG1— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) September 3, 2022
How is he related to the homicide of Sheila Maguire?
It was on Aug. 29 2022 when Florence police discovered the body of Shelia Maguire, 54 in the late afternoon after her family members requested a wellness check at her residence in the 200 block of Birch Hollow Drive. According to a press release, an autopsy performed by Dr. Ian Hood who is the Burlington County Medical Examiner determined that she died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Sheila Maguire who was a mother of two was tragically found dead and was mourned on social media. Maguire was well-known and loved by many for her work as an advocate against child abuse. Her former coworker at Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Christine Conklin, has set up a GoFundMe page to help support Maguire’s daughters.
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On the page, Conklin describes Maguire as a “light” who was always fun and positive. She goes on to say that Maguire’s daughters will have to carry the weight of this traumatic event for the rest of their lives.
Peter Lestician, was allegedly the last known person to have seen Maguire alive before she was killed inside her home, according to the press release. Lestician had allegedly not made contact with family members since Aug. 26. While he was a “person of interest” in Maguire’s homicide, there was no evidence linking him to the crime, and no charges were filed against him, the prosecutor said.
Police have not released any further information about the two incidents, but they have confirmed that it is being investigated. Lestician is allegedly related to Sheila Maguire, who was killed earlier this month in an apparently looks unrelated to the Maguire’s death incident.
Although, her murder is still under investigation. While the circumstances of Lestician’s death are currently unknown, it is clear that he was connected to Maguire in some way and that her death may be linked to his. This tragic story is still unfolding and we will continue to update you as new information becomes available.
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