December 19, 2014

Nicole Mathewson - a murder victim in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Nicole Mathewson
Nicole Mathewson, age 32, died sometime before December 15, 2014, at her home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The details of her death have not been released. However, it has been reported that she was physically assaulted to the extent that it resulted in her demise. The Police state that the entire circumstance was grisly.

Two suspects, Thomas Moore, age 25, and Marcus Rutter, age 16, have been arrested in connection with Nicole's death. Marcus Rutter has admitted to the police that he was involved in her death.

The motive was a random robbery. These men did not know Nicole. Her debit card was stolen and used at an ATM to withdraw $500. from her bank account. 

The 16 year old will be charged as an adult including charges of homicide, burglary and robbery. 

Thomas Moore (L); Marcus Rutter (R)
Anyone with information about this murder is asked to contact city police at 735-3300. Tipsters also may call Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or anonymously text LANCS plus a message to 847411 (TIP411).

A fundraiser for funeral costs has been set up by friends at

Nicole was a 6th grade math teacher at Brownstown Elementary School.  She had taught at the school for seven years. School officials describe her as an excellent teacher and a dutiful employee who was well respected by her colleagues. She was a team player. She had a positive impact on her students. She will be forever remembered. 

Friends stated that Nicole lived life boisterously and whole-heartedly.  She will be forever missed.

Nicole was a member of the Community Fellowship Church where she was a youth leader. 

We put this question to the thieves who killed Nicole: What does it profit a man if
Light a candle for Nicole.  Light her way to Heaven.
he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?  

Regret can last a lifetime. 

Nicole's loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death. She is described as a good hearted young woman who affected many people in a positive way. She was a woman of faith who tried to help others. She will be forever mourned.

Nicole is survived by many loving colleagues, friends and family members including her father, Mark.

Pray for justice for Nicole.  

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Nicole is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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