Jeffrey Wenrich, Tharifah Wenrich Death — According to the Mifflinburg Police Department, a tragic incident of apparent murder-suicide took place at 168 Scottsdale Drive, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. The deceased individuals were identified as Jeffrey Scott Wenrich, a 63-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran, and his wife, Tharifah Wenrich, aged 64, who was a local author and lifestyle coach. The preliminary investigation suggests that Jeffrey Scott Wenrich was responsible for taking the lives of his wife before tragically ending his own life.
Jeffrey Wenrich and Tharifah Wenrich cause of death
As of Monday afternoon, Mifflinburg Police Chief Jeffrey Hackenburg has stated that the investigation into the tragic incident is still open and ongoing, with the focus on determining any potential motive behind the events. The police were alerted to the situation at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sunday after a family member made the heartbreaking discovery. Based on their findings, authorities believe that the deaths occurred between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
The deceased couple, Jeffrey Scott Wenrich and Tharifah Wenrich lived together at the residence, and the police have confirmed that no other individuals were involved in the incident. The public is assured that there is no danger to their safety. During the investigation, the Mifflinburg Police were supported by the Union County coroner, Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Service, Pennsylvania State Police, and a state police forensic services unit.
However, the motive behind the tragic events has not yet been determined, and investigators continue their efforts to shed light on the circumstances. The investigation remains active, and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Mifflinburg police at 570-966-1027.
Who was Jeffrey Wenrich?
According to sources, Jeffrey Scott Wenrich, a 1978 graduate of Mifflinburg High School, had an illustrious career in the military spanning an impressive 42 years. He retired last year after serving in various capacities. Specifically, his service included 22 years in active duty with the Air Force, 8 years in civil service with the Air Force, 12 years in civil service with the Navy, and 17 years working as a contractor with the Army.
During his military tenure, he achieved the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, retiring from this position in 2001. Following that, he continued his service as a civil service employee with the Air Force until his final retirement in 2022. At the time of his last retirement, he held the position of night shift fuels supervisor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Who was Tharifah Wenrich?
In “20 Lives Ignited: How 20 Women Over 60 are Creating Success on Their Own Terms,” published by Aurora Corialis Publishing, Tharifah Wenrich, a featured author who grew up in Singapore and spent 30 years in Canada, describes her own journey to overcome personal and professional challenges. On Thursday, she was slated to speak at an author event about female emancipation at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
Tharifah spoke about her experience of domestic abuse and cheating partners in past relationships in the book. Tharifah spent her 50th birthday on vacation in Hawaii fourteen years ago. The owner of a shopping network and a lifestyle coach, Tharifah advised her clients on how to use natural items in their daily lives.
The couple bought the townhouse on Scottsdale Drive from Thomas E. and Bonnie J. Greeney on January 14, 2020, according to public records in Union County. According to Tharifah’s social media profiles, they relocated from their home in Honolulu to Mifflinburg, the hometown of Jeffrey Wenrich, in August 2022.
Jeffrey Wenrich and Tharifah Wenrich’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by their families.
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