A Google Maps image of the 1000 Block of Mermaid Lane where a woman was found murdered Sunday morning.

by Pete Mazzaccaro

The Montgomery County Distirct Attorney’s office announced this morning that it had charged Johnny Fosset, 31, with murdering his girlfriend, Lori Jefferson, 38, of the 1000 block of Mermaid Lane in Wyndmoor, Springfield Township.

According to a release from the District Attorney’s office, Fosset called 911 in Philadelphia to turn himself in on the morning of Sunday, January 15, for murdering Jefferson. When Springfield Police arrived at Jefferson’s home, they found her bound, gagged and lying on the floor, face down, in her bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The District Attorney’s office release goes on to say that Fossett had met Jefferson in Jacksonville, Florida in 2011 and moved in to Jefferson’s home shortly thereafter. According to the release, Fossett and Jefferson had an argument that escalated until Fossett strangled  Jefferson. After the attack, Fossett fled, taking several items from the home, including a TV, a computer and Jefferson’s car.

Reports on Fox news indicated that Jefferson’s 17-year-old son also lived at the Mermaid Lane home.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 26 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Katherine McGill, 1316 Bruce Road in Oreland.


Below is the Fox news video report:

Murder Rocks Quiet Montco Community: MyFoxPHILLY.com