Sharon doctor's death treated as a homicide
The death of a Sharon, Pa. doctor is being treated as a homicide investigation. The 65-year old victim was found in her Sharon home early Wednesday morning.
The Sharon police chief says the report of a deceased person in the home on Davis Street was called in shortly after 7 a.m.
"On arrival officers felt that something didn't look right, she appeared to be stabbed, detectives were called out immediately and at this point in time we're treating this as a homicide," said Chief Gerald Smith.
The victim is identified as Osteopath, Dr. Mary Rene Bovier. Detectives say an official cause of death will be made following an autopsy. Chief Smith said a person of interest was being interviewed.
"I can tell you that the person we're talking to is a close friend of hers," Smith said.
The close friend lives across the street from Bovier and was the person who made the call to police. Authorities did obtain a search warrant for the friends house, but the unidentified man was released after being interviewed.
State records show that Dr. Bovier's license was still active through July of 2017.
The doctors name still appears at her former office at Tiffany Center in Boardman, but people there say she hasn't practiced at that office in about two years.
Nurses who knew her described Dr. Bovier as a very sweet lady who practiced geriatric medicine and was loved by her patients. Police say they are awaiting results of the autopsy as the investigation continues. This would be Sharon's third homicide of the year.