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Homicide of Madison Walb

‚ÄčHomicide of Madison Walb

Defendants & Criminal Charges

 

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 Carmen Morales-Feliciano, age 25

(currently in Berks County Jail)

  • Murder of the First Degree
  • Murder of the Third Degree
  • Aggravated Assault (2 counts)
  • Abuse of Corpse & Criminal Conspiracy
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence & Criminal Conspiracy
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Christopher Morales-Feliciano, age 22

(currently in Berks County Jail)

  • Abuse of Corpse & Criminal Conspiracy
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence & Criminal Conspiracy
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Christian Carmona -Llanos, age 26

 (surrendered to authorities on October 3, 2018 - currently in Berks County Jail)

  • Abuse of Corpse & Criminal Conspiracy
  • Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence & Criminal Conspiracy

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, Lower Heidelberg Township Police Officers were detailed to the 200 block of Riegel Road, Lower Heidelberg Township, relative to the discovery of the body of an unidentified female. The body was found in a field along the roadside, wrapped in a carpet.

The Lower Heidelberg Township Police Department contacted the Berks County Detective's Office requesting assistance in regards to a Homicide Investigation. As a result, members of the Berks County Detective's Office along with members from the Forensic Service's Unit, responded to the scene to assist with this Homicide investigation.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. Berks County Deputy Coroner Michael Fizz pronounced the female deceased.

The crime scene was processed, photographed and evidence was collected and recorded by Forensic Service's Unit personnel.

The piece of carpet containing the decedent was removed from the field and secured inside the Coroner's transport vehicle.

A short time later, Berks County Detectives successfully individualized the left thumb fingerprint (digital image) to Madison Marie Walb, age 23.

On Monday, October 9, 2017, Forensic Pathologist Dr. Supriya Kuruvilla performed a Forensic Autopsy on the victim, positively identified as Madison Marie Walb.

Based on the findings from the autopsy, Dr. Kuruvilla concluded that the cause of death was due to a single gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was ruled a Homicide. Dr. Kuruvilla also classified the gunshot wound as a "close contact wound".

The Berks County detectives located and interviewed a witness who was a close friend of Madison Walb. He wanted to share information which he thought might be helpful to the investigation. The detectives learned that this friend recently saw Madison Walb and spoke with Madison in the early morning hours of Friday, October 6, 2017. He saw Madison Walb walking away from a local restaurant in the 800 block of Penn Street, Reading, heading towards South 8th Street.

As a result of this information, Berks County Detectives canvassed the immediate area surrounding the 800 block of Penn Street.

With the aid of video surveillance footage, detectives learned the following:

  • In the early morning hours of October 6, 2017, the victim is seen walking from the 800 block of Penn Street to South 8th and Franklin Streets.
  • At 1:05 a.m., the victim is then seen entering the 1st floor apartment of 800 Franklin Street.
  • At 1:45 a.m., several occupants, including Carmen Morales-Feliciano and Christopher Morales-Feliciano, are seen exiting 800 Franklin Street.
  • At 2:37 a.m., Christopher Morales-Feliciano and Christian Carmona-Llanos return to and enter the building.
  • A short time later, Christopher Morales-Feliciano and Christian Carmona-Llanos, are seen removing a large piece of rolled up carpet out the side window onto South 8th Street. An arm appeared to be protruding from the end of the rolled up carpet. The carpet is seen being transported to an awaiting vehicle which just arrived in the 100 block of South 8th Street. The vehicle then travels south on 8th Street towards Chestnut Street and departs the area.

During the investigation, the Berks County Detectives interviewed a witness who had a conversation with Carmen Morales-Feliciano. During their conversation, Carmen discussed what had occurred and admitted that she shot Madison Walb in the head.

The witness stated that after the shooting, Carmen Morales-Feliciano, her brother Christopher Morales-Feliciano, and Christian Carmona-Llanos (a/k/a "Lebron"), met at the local corner store to discuss what to do with Madison Walb's body. As a result of that meeting, they all returned to 800 Franklin Street where Christopher and Christian wrapped Madison Walb's body up inside the large piece of carpet. Carmen drove them to the spot and "throw her away".

Carmen Morales-Feliciano further admitted to this witness that after disposing of the victim's body, she returned to 800 Franklin Street and opened the "Trap House" to continue selling drugs. Video surveillance captures Carmen Morales-Feliciano involved in making numerous hand to hand deliveries of a controlled substance. These transactions occur prior to and after the death of Madison Walb.

On September 6, 2018, the empaneled Grand Jury #5 issued Presentment #2, approving the afore-mentioned criminal charges.

Within the past 24 hours, the Berks County Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for all three (3) defendants. The warrants were issued by Magisterial District Judge Carissa L. Johnson.

Carmen Morales-Feliciano and Christopher Morales-Feliciano were already in custody in Berks County Jail on unrelated charges.

Christian Carmona-Llanos surrendered himself to the Sheriff's Department on October 3, 2018. He is currently incarcerated in Berks County Jail.