OMAO — An Omao woman was found dead in her home Tuesday and a man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to her death.
The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Joellen Hartman.
“Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived at Hartman’s home on Punee Road in Omao, to conduct a welfare check. Upon their arrival, police discovered Hartman apparently died from injuries as a result of an assault,” according to a county press release.
A preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Hartman’s tenant, 62-year-old Peter Grewer, who remains in police cellblock on $1 million bail.
An investigation continues.
Bethany Freudenthal, Courts, Crime and County reporter, 652-7891, firstname.lastname@example.org