Logan Township and state police are looking for the person who overturned the tombstone of an Altoona woman whom police said was murdered 14 months ago.
The incident occurred two weeks ago in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, where the victim, Margo "Maggie" Elizabeth Davis, was buried in March 2009.
Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller confirmed that Davis' grave had been desecrated.
Police have no suspects but Heller said, "We're conducting an investigation with the state police."
"Everybody is horrified," said Davis' father, John.
"Put yourself in my shoes. How would you feel? She's brutally murdered and then her tombstone is knocked over. It's worse than sad," he said.
Cemetery administrator Anne Macklin said Thursday that Davis' tombstone was the only grave in the cemetery that had been desecrated, but the stone was placed back in its proper position the day of the incident, she said.
"We did notify police immediately," she said.
Blair County Judge Tim Sullivan attempted to select a Blair County jury for suspect Sean Louis Allen's trial earlier this year but declared a mistrial when a jury couldn't be selected from a panel in Hollidaysburg.
Jury selection has now been moved to Sept. 13 and 14 in York County. The York County jury will be brought back to Blair County for the trial scheduled for the week of Sept. 20.
Sullivan will meet with the prosecution and defense attorneys on Sept. 2 in preparation for the trial.
Davis, at the time of her death, was a 20-year-old Penn State Altoona student.
On the night of her death, March 2, 2009, Davis allegedly left her Logan Township home to go to the apartment that Allen, then 19, shared with his father on Lower Brush Mountain Road near Hollidaysburg.
John Davis reported his daughter missing, and by the morning of March 4, police had found her automobile in the parking lot of an apartment complex 500 feet from the Allen home. Police said they later discovered the young woman's body in the trunk of her car.
Allen was arrested and now awaits trial on one count of criminal homicide.
State police at Hollidaysburg continue to collect evidence.
A search warrant returned to the Blair County Courthouse this week indicated that police in late March obtained records from Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus, concerning a medical examination of Allen that occurred March 4, 2009, not long after Davis' death.
Police took possession of 11 pages of medical records involving Allen on March 29, court documents state.
Maggie Davis died from strangulation and head injuries, police said.
Investigators said they collected evidence from Allen's bedroom including bloody clothes, paper towels, bedding, a cell phone, and a broken black Maglite flashlight.
Mirror Staff Writer Phil Ray is at 946-7468.