Woman's death from a 30-year-old bullet wound ruled a homicide

In 1982, Linda J. Knauss was shot in a holdup outside a boutique in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This past week, she passed away due to complications from that old wound. That means that 30 years after being shot, Knauss perished as the result of a homicide.

Photo by Ben Brown.

The Lehigh County coroner ruled Knauss' death a homicide, opening an investigation into her death. No arrests have been made, but as there is no statute of limitations on murder, it may be possible that her shooter could be charged with murder. (Edit: Many folks are noting in the comments that many jurisdictions require the victim to die within a year and a day in order for the shooter to be charged with murder, so we'll have to see if that applies here.) I do wonder, however, how the medical care she received after being shot will figure in the legal calculus of her death.

Linda Knauss' death from 30-year-old bullet wound ruled homicide [WFMZ via Geekosystem]