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Suspicious Death

Ellen Greenberg

Was this 20-stab-wound death a suicide?

  • Last updated: February 1, 2024
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • January 26, 2011

Overview of Ellen Greenberg

Ellen Greenberg was a beloved 27-year-old first grade teacher at Juniata Park Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was recently engaged to her fiance Samuel "Sam" Goldberg, and looking forward to their wedding.

To everyone's horror, Sam discovered Ellen's body in their kitchen. She had suffered 20 stab wounds — 10 of them on her back and neck. The knife was still plunged into her chest.

The original manner of death was ruled a homicide. Ultimately, the Philadelphia Police suggest that their investigation says the manner should be a suicide, so it gets changed. The Greenberg family have been fighting for the truth ever since, wondering, what actually happened to their daughter?


  1. Date Found:January 26, 2011
  2. Date of Death:January 26, 2011
  3. Birthday:June 23, 1983
  4. Age at Incident:27

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