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New Hanover Body ID'd as Local Model

The cause of death of Natalie Marella, 26, of Ambler, is still undetermined pending toxicology testing.

The body that was discovered Wednesday along a cornfield in New Hanover has been identified as 26-year-old Natalie Marella, of Ambler, according to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office.

New Hanover Police initially responded to a report on Monday morning that a local farmer had discovered the body of a white woman at 2471 Little Road, near the intersection of Renninger Road. 

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday evening, but the cause and manner of death remain undertermined pending the results of toxicology testing.

According to Marella's Facebook page, she was most recently employed as a model at F.A.B. Modeling, and she graduated from Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in 2006 as a certified clinical medical assistant.

Prior to that, she attended several local high schools, including Wissahickon Senior High School (until 2000), Buxmont Academy and Central Bucks West, graduating in 2004.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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Jess August 31, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Read from the very first comment to the last before you say something just to me personally. Thanks!!
John Q August 31, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Jess - You started this entire mess. King st mayor is right.
Jess August 31, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Actually a lot of the comments were deleted yesterday that other people were saying. So...No!!
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Kevin... I have said nothing disrespectful of her. I said by the things that she herself made public, and the decisions that she made in her life paint a different picture than what people are saying. There is more than a DUI. Yes... that may have been in her past... but the most recent trouble was last week... sooo. I have every right as a local citizen to try to find out what happened to a young girl who was just dumped like trash on the side of the road in a quiet town. She didn't deserve to die. People have a right to know if an innocent young girl is murdered or dumped... they have a right to know her background. Unfortunately... sometimes the crowd you involve yourself with makes you seem the same as them. If she was into drugs and hung out with, or knew, or had problems with people like that... then her death just may have something to do with that. The public deserves to know if this girl was just killed for the hell of it... or if her lifestyle has something to do with it. You, Kevin, can stay off this page if you can't comprehend other peoples opinions.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Jess... Don't let these bullies get to you. They are either friends or family of the deceased girl and in pain... or they are idiots behind a computer who think only their opinions matter. I hope that once the cause of death is determined that her family and friends can heal. You have every right (as does everyone else) to voice their opinion. The things that people "dug up"... (you know... something everyone does when something tragic happens in your community to someone you don't know to try to find out more information) were made public knowledge by her and by the things that she did. I know that I'm not an angel... but I also know that when I die... there is nothing negative online about myself that I have made public. I'm sure people that didn't like me would talk trash or wonder what happened or speculate... big deal. The truth comes out eventually. She DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE because she had addiction problems... but sometimes peoples lifestyles catch up with them. May this girl RIP. To those of you attacking Jess, myself and people with opinions other than yours... with questions... why don't YOU take a look at yourself and realized that you're really not that important either. That you are also sitting behind a computer speculating. BTW... anyone that calls themself a "mayor" of a street is definately not someone I would take offense to. Obv this person thinks his s*** doesn't stink and the street should bow down to him.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 02:03 PM
*believe. *banned
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Yes Brando... I am an ass. Thanks for noticing. I am also someone that can see not just black and white... but the grey area too. Don't be so naive. Joanna... Wesboro Church logic? You're ridiculous. Just because I stated a FACT of PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE means that I am "picketing her death"? Get a grip lady. I NEVER once said that I didn't feel for her family or think that she should die because of her bad decisions in life. The community has a right to know if an innocent girl (who has done nothing bad in her life) is killed, or if a girl that has a past (doesn't mean that she should have been killed or died) may have caught up to her. Either way... it's tragic. But I should also know if I am safe to leave my house. Thanks.
Windsor1 August 31, 2012 at 02:15 PM
This is not a memorial page - it is a news report. I am just writing as a fellow reader of the news. Jess, you have done nothing wrong but if I were you I would just stop responding to everyone. It may be appropriate to start a real memorial page for this poor young woman whose life was cut way too short (regardless of her background). It's a sad thing but we have to all remember that patch is a news website - not a memorial website so let's try and all respect everyone.
Brando Monium August 31, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I didn't know this girl but Jess seriously? A girl is dead and you guys are in here internet trolling, degrading her character through speculation before the facts have been released. Say what you want amongst yourselves but to do so in a public LOCAL forum is just callus and classless... just because your profile says youre from "Naasssstown" doesnt mean you cant act with more class.
justleaveit August 31, 2012 at 03:00 PM
It doesn't matter if a person has a past or not, if she was murdered then obviously you should be concerned either way, and as a FAMILY member we got word that the TOXICOLOGY reports are NEGATIVE
justleaveit August 31, 2012 at 03:04 PM
resident4, jess and anyone defending themselves and their opinion or arguing with the sensible people on the page. Sit back, take your hands of the key board and mouse. Sit back and review this in your head. Imagine tour daughter
justleaveit August 31, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Your daughters running around the house laughing, telling you how much they love you and how sorry they are for messing up. Imagine the glow in her eye when she comes home and feels accomplished by the amazing things in her life that she is about to do. Imagine a knock at the door the next day informing you that your beloved daughter, is dead. No matter how much she messed up she is still your baby girl. Now imagine yourself in this patch reading these things.... Great image to have of your daughter, must feel amazing to have her memory tarnished in a public place. Her fb and her MySpace were her way of venting. Her MySpace hasn't been used since 08 and her fb is private to everyone except her FRIENDS. So what are you judging her on. Her past, now that all her skeletons are out of her closet why don't you guys start throwing yours out.
Keith Heffintrayer (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Once again, we have deleted comments that violate our terms of service, as well as the replies to those comments. Keep it clean, and remember that these people are your neighbors. Please read our terms of service if you need further clarification http://perkiomenvalley.patch.com/terms.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 03:14 PM
School didn't start yet? Do mommy and daddy know that you're at home playing on the computer again?
Destin August 31, 2012 at 03:19 PM
If someone from my block was found dead in a field id grieve for the family but id also be asking questions. Was this a random act of violence or is it a bigger issue that affects everyone around me. Murders are not common in this county. The who what and why are critical.
stay mar tres August 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
All of you with the negative comments should be blocked off this page..... you stupid immature dumb people.... I knew Natalie and she was a sweetheart ..... my heart goes out to her and her family. And Natalie R.I.P. baby girl..... You will be missed and never forgotten ..... I love you, Stay ;)
Paula Goff August 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
How sad that the tragedy of a troubled young woman's death can degenerate into strangers attacking strangers on the internet. Whatever her background or however she died (authorities haven't indicated that it was murder), she didn't deserve to be abandoned like an unwanted pet. Yes, morbid curiousity about a mysterious death is only human, but the humane thing to do is not inflict further pain on the person's loved ones by pointing to unsavory things in her background. Of course we have the right to exercise free speech, but how about exercising restraint? What if she were your daughter, sister, friend, etc.? It has nothing to do with the supposed lack of crime in Perkiomenville, because there have been several murders, suicides and other violence in our local community in recent years. My condolences to the family and friends of Natalie, and I hope whoever is responsible for her ending up the way she did is brought to justice.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 03:36 PM
No one said that they weren't concerned.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I haven't argued with anyone that is sensible on this page. I have a right to defend my opinion to people who rudely object... just as they have a right to put their feelings on here.
resident4 August 31, 2012 at 03:45 PM
I'm sorry if this was your daughter who died. I do hope that you find peace. I couldn't imagine something horrible happening to either of my children. While I understand the past is the past... it is still out there... and you can't blame people for questioning or being cautious. Of course I have skeletons in my closet... but I don't put them on the internet. I'm glad that she cleaned up her life and that she was doing amazing things. She was a beautiful girl. Whether it was something in her past that has come back to hurt her or whether it was some messed up individual... it doesn't mean that she deserved to die so young... I haven't looked at her FB or her Myspace. When I googled her name (to try to find out info about what happened) all the court stuff and arrests popped right up on google. May she RIP.
Jess August 31, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I'm going to stop now. I don't know why I bothered defending myself to people I don't even know. I guess because if you go up to the top and read down I have not said one bad thing about this girl other then agreeing her myspace page didn't look good and I said that everyone has a right to express their opinion and I even said to do it respectfully!. But thank you!
Jess August 31, 2012 at 04:29 PM
I don't know where Naasssstown is or what that it but I live in Schwenksville. And for your info I didn't even say one thing bad about anyone. Read everything before you comment! Thanks
Jess August 31, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I haven't said any thing bad about her so I don't know why you are saying my name.
Jess August 31, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I think it's wierd how AFTER you posted this another article came out and her grandmother said that the tox reports aren't out yet. Hmmm...
anonymous August 31, 2012 at 06:48 PM
first of all, no one knows the cause of death. so, stop saying she was murdered. the incident that happened last week with the cops was because of a dispute between her and a neighbor/ long time friend. natalie was not AT ALL in the wrong during that argument. natalie was betrayed by her so called "friend". you people dont know what you're talking about. SO STAY OUT OF IT. i dont care if this is a memorial page or tosh.o... you're talking crap on a person thats dead!... that you dont even know! no one wants to read your indecent bullsh*t. if they were so interested, they would google her name to see her records.. not come to a news page and look through comments to see if people are putting her business out there. you guys are just pathetic. natalie was an awesome person. i love and miss you, girly! may you rest in peace<3
Tanya August 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM
I agree with you 100% @ justleavit. They seem to think all people supporting her, an sticking up for her know her, well GUESS WHAT? I have never meet her. But will not sit back while idiots sit back an dig up dirt an assume things you know nothing about. And as far as resident4 calling the ones who are sticking up for this young soul, idiots...oh bless your heart cus i bet my degree for 5 years @ Saint Joes shows that idiot DOES not run in our family!!! Also Jess yes you did say negitive things some were deleted with the other im sure, the threads with you an big jon, an this resident evil..oh please..you were all putting judgement on her..Just remember this, JUDGE AN YOU WILL BE JUDGED! R.I.P
sallie bartholomew August 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM
And we all have perfect lives, filled with no embarrassing, shameful, or regretful acts.....really? Throw the stones, oh perfect ones!!!!! Bottom line is a young girls life was cut short,whether by foul play or not, it is sad. Have some compassion and respect ....u would not want ur death to be someone's blog of the day.
toghinn September 01, 2012 at 05:16 AM
I feel sorry for her family.I hope thing will get better soon.May my god bless her family
Sharon September 01, 2012 at 10:03 AM
I have a Facebook page, but I haven't been on it for almost a year, sometimes I go months without checking my email, and I have never posted on a site like this before. I felt compelled to comment here, and now, however, because I was so saddened for this beautiful girl and her family, and so appalled by the words of a few.  To those few who will not be named, I want you to stop and think of your child - or of the person you love the most, if you don't have a child. I want you to think of how you would feel if they died - and then how much worse - died under questionable circumstances. Then think about how terrible you would feel if people - people who knew NOTHING about you and NOTHING about your loved one started digging into your loved one's past, making unspoken implications and assumptions and doing so under the guise of "free speech" and "for the community". You are a liar if you say it wouldn't bother you, hurt you - that it wouldn't be absolutely devastating and agonizing. If you feel the need to respond defensively to my comments, then you have done something wrong. No, not illegal, but humanly and morally WRONG. That's okay, though - everyone makes mistakes - we wouldn't be human if we didn't. Who you are depends on how you handle those mistakes, however. To be continued...
Sharon September 01, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Post continued... Those who are honorable own up to their mistakes - and try not to repeat them. Those who know no honor will deny their mistakes, use misdirection, and they will continue to make the same mistake over and over, in a futile attempt to make their mistake "right".  To those few who won't be named, if you have just one ounce of HONOR, if you are even remotely HUMAN, then just don't say another word. Let these people mourn in peace and accept the condolences of WELL-WISHERS, not make them endure salt rubbed in their open wounds. To everyone who is saddened/angered/hurt by the inappropriate comments made, I suggest that you do not respond in any way if a future inappropriate remark is made. Ignore them & pretend they're not there, because anything said by a troll is not worth your attention, not even worth your time to read, think about or respond. If no further remarks are made, then please forgive those who made the inappropriate posts, as they are showing honor by owning their mistakes, and not repeating them.  To the family of this beautiful girl - please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I am so sorry that you have to go through this, and I pray that God will bring you closure and peace, and that your little girl is now being held lovingly in His arms. 

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