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Ellen Greenberg

District Attorney Reviewing New Evidence in ‘Suicide’ of Teacher Stabbed 20 Times

Pennsylvania Attorney General declined to talk about a city-hired neuropathologist’s deposition — which included testimony that at least one of the 20 stab wounds inflicted on Greenberg occurred postmortem.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is reviewing new evidence in the 2011 death of a woman who was reportedly stabbed 20 times.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro would not tell KYW what new evidence they are reviewing, but his office confirmed it was looking into Ellen Greenberg’s case. The 27-year-old teacher was found fatally stabbed in her Manayunk apartment; officials ruled her death a suicide.

KYW reported that Shapiro declined to talk about a city-hired neuropathologist’s deposition — which included testimony that at least one of the 20 stab wounds inflicted on Greenberg occurred postmortem.

Neuropathologist Lyndsey Emery, who was hired by the city of Philadelphia years earlier to evaluate Greenberg’s spinal cord, told her family’s attorney that it was “significant” that Greenberg had no hemorrhaging, as it strongly suggests she did not have a pulse when she was repeatedly stabbed.

Greenberg’s family has urged the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office to review Greenberg’s manner of death determination. The agency ruled her death a suicide, citing lack of evidence of a home invasion or indication of a struggle.

Greenberg’s fiancé, Sam Goldberg told police that he returned home from the gym and realized he was locked out, with the swing lock latched from the inside. He claimed he called and texted Greenberg several times with no luck and could not get ahold of the apartment management, so he broke the lock.

Goldberg said he found Greenberg slumped over in the kitchen. He claimed he was gone for 45 minutes before returning to the apartment, and investigators determined surveillance footage corroborated his claims about what happened that day.

Last week, the Attorney General’s office reportedly told KYW that they would reevaluate Greenberg’s case only after her family’s attorney sent it potential new evidence. That evidence was sent to them on Friday. However, the news outlet noted that the deposition has been in the public record for months.

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