Police investigate woman's death at Pequea campground

Written by The Associated Press | May 17, 2017 9:08 AM

(Lancaster) -- Police say the death of a woman at a Lancaster campground is suspicious, and they're hoping someone might provide more information about it.

Southern Regional Police in Lancaster County say 34-year-old Amanda Place was staying with friends at the Outdoor World campsite in Pequea Township before she died.

The Columbia woman was left by herself for several hours May 8 and her friends say she was unresponsive when they returned. They started driving her to a hospital, but stopped after several miles and called an ambulance. When crews arrived, they found Place in cardiac arrest.

The cause of her death remains unclear and toxicology tests are still pending.

Police say there were no obvious signs of injury on Place's body and police found nothing unusual at the campsite.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the victim prior to her death or any information relevant to the investigation are asked to contact the Southern Regional Police Department 717-872-0352.  Anonymous tips may be left at

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