Coroner releases the name of pregnant woman killed with sword

John Ziegler, III

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) –

Update at 9:45 a.m. – The York County Coroner has identified 25-year-old Diana Ziegler as the victim of Friday’s attack. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday morning. Additional details will be released after the autopsy.

The York County Coroner is expected to release the name of the pregnant woman police said was killed by her husband.

Northern York County Regional Police say John Ziegler III, 35, called 911 around 4:15 Friday afternoon. He told dispatchers that he struck his 25-year-old wife with a sword at a home along the 1100 block of Ledge Lane in Jackson Township.

The woman and her unborn child did not survive the attack.

Police said Ziegler and the woman weren’t alone during the attack. A 2-year-old was also inside of the home but was not hurt.

The toddler is now in the custody of Children and Youth Services.

Ziegler is charged with criminal homicide.

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