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Joann Katrinak

December 15th, 1994. Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. Joann Katrinak, and her baby, had planned to go Christmas shopping with her mother-in-law but she never arrived to pick her up despite calling to say that she was on her way there. Her husband, Andrew, was surprised to not find his wife and child at home after arriving there after work. Joann's car was found abandoned outside of a local bar and evidence found within the vehicle suggested foul play. Months later, the remains of Joann and Alex were found on a remote farmland. Two suspects were eyed by the authorities; Andrew Katrinak and his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Rorrer. One of them surely killed the young woman and the child. As evidence was collected and the investigation ramped up, one of the suspects stood out to detectives. But were they on the right path?

Man Recalls Day his Wife, Baby Vanished as Katrinak Double-Murder Trial Opens Article the Morning Call 02/07/1998

Longtime Suspects Charged in Murders Article Greensboro News & Records, 06/25/1997

Everyone Involved in Joanne Katrinak Murder Case Takes a Field Trip Article the Morning Call 02/10/1998

Jury Rejects Alibi, Finds Rorrer Guilty Article the Morning Call 03/07/1998

Farmer Describes Finding Bodies of Katrinak, Son Article the Morning Call 02/11/1998

Katrinak Fatal Wounds Described Article the Morning Call 02/12/1998

Murder Suspect Breaks Down as Detectives Tell of her Arrest Article the Morning Call 02/18/1998 

Rorrer: I Didn't Kill or Lie Article the Morning Call 03/04/1998

Jury Rejects Alibi, Finds Rorrer Guilty 03/07/1998