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Johnstown Fatal Shooting Update

Investigators are asking for your help to figure out who shot and killed a 19 year old Cambria County woman just hours into the New Year.

“We have a 19 year old whose life was cut short”

On a Go Fund Me page, raising money for a memorial service for her. A friend of Jane Sanderson describes her as such a beautiful soul who was robbed of her life.

Investigators say the 19 year old Ferndale teen was found shot to death in the front seat of her car on New Year’s Day in the Horner’s town section of Johnstown.

“Miss Sanderson died from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is being ruled a homicide.”

Puzzling investigators right now is why she was left for dead for several hours before they were notified in a car that the lead detective says was sitting in the middle of the road.

“Frankly, one of the things that in speaking with with police and other people, that we’re a little surprised how long it took somebody to call”

Johnstown police now trying to figure out what led up to her death.

“Anybody who was with her that night we’d like to speak with just to kind of get a timeframe of events and where she was and kind of get her last known moments.
We just need to find out who she was with before everything happened.”

“Search warrants have been secured for various things, and we are actively working on those. Just this morning, another two search warrants were secured and we are working news the
leads that we have from those and working the case aggressively”

And calling on those who may have something anything to come forward and help bring justice for Jaydin.

“We’re calling on the community to step up, do the right thing. This is a 19 year old young woman who was completing high school and was working part time at a local hotel to try to
better herself and be a productive member of her community.”

Anyone with information on the case can call or text the Johnstown Police Department, as well as the Cambria County non-emergency line

Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent Dr. Amy Arcurio released a statement regarding Sanderson’s death, saying

We have returned today from our holiday break with heavy
hearts and are deeply saddened to hear the loss of our student Jaydin.

She was a beautiful young lady with a promise of a bright future whose life ended in tragedy. We’re grieving as a school community and offer our deepest sympathies to her family.

Grief counselors will be available to support our students and staff during this difficult time.

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