Pittsburgh Jewish day school employee, sister found killed at home


(JTA) — An employee of  a Jewish day school in the Pittsburgh area and her sister apparently were shot inside their home.

The bodies of Susan Wolfe and her sister Sarah were found Friday afternoon in the basement of their two-story home in East Liberty, Pa.

Police went to the Wolfes’ home after a co-worker of Susan Wolfe, 44, asked them to check when she did not show up for work as a teacher’s aide at the Hillel Academy in Squirrel Hill, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

“This is a very active investigation with numerous investigative details to be conducted,” Pittsburgh Police Major Crimes Lt. Daniel Herrmann told the newspaper.

Autopsies were performed on the women, but the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office was holding off on releasing a cause or manner of death.

Dr. Sarah Wolfe, 38, worked as a pediatrician and psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her car was found Saturday morning about a mile from the home.

The women have six other siblings, including an Iowa state lawmaker, Mary Wolfe.


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