Lisa DelTondo in her home on Monday / photo by John Paul

The mother of murdered Rachael DelTondo called 911 Tuesday night to have county detectives removed from her Aliquippa home.

Detectives Timothy Patrick and Robert Heberle had gone to the home to address an altercation involving Lisa DelTondo earlier at a polling station.

But Lisa, who has grown increasingly agitated and distressed over the nearly six months since her daughter’s death, verbally assaulted the men and tried to throw them out. Her cousin, Jackie Belcastro said today that she fears Lisa has lost control of herself and there may be further tragedy.

“I’m afraid she’s going to do something to someone,” Belcastro said. “I’m afraid she’s going to do something to herself … I know she lost her daughter, but nothing is going to bring Rachael back, and now I’m afraid I’m going to lose Lisa too.”

Lisa admitted to the altercations to BeaverCountian.com today. She said she first threatened family members of Rachael’s former fiancée, Frank Catroppa, his mother Yvonne (“Vonnie”) and his brother Joseph (“Jojo”) at the Aliquippa polling place. Lisa has said in the past that she does not believe Frank Catroppa is her daughter’s killer.

She also acknowledged that she later berated county detectives, the district attorney, and even her husband.

Rachael DelTondo was murdered at the bottom of her parents’ driveway on Mother’s Day. County detectives, who are solely investigating the killing, have yet to make an arrest.

Belcastro said she and Lisa went to the polls together. Lisa and Belcastro were raised as if they were sisters, and Rachael referred to Belcastro as her aunt.

“Yesterday was horrible, it was horrible,” Belcastro said. “(Lisa) had a big meltdown yesterday. Everything exploded.”

Lisa said she spotted Vonnie and Jojo while waiting to vote.

“I went ‘ptooey,’ like that, like a fake spit,” Lisa said. “(Vonnie) turned around and gave me a dirty look … I said bring that dirty look over here I’ll rip it off your face … I was going to beat her ass because I could. I could have beat Jojo’s ass too as pissed as I was.”

Lisa said she then turned her attention to Jojo.

“Jojo laughed and his belly was full of jelly … I screamed to him, you fat bastard, I’ll gut you too, and I asked him how his cocaine business was doing.”

Online court dockets show Joseph Catroppa is currently awaiting trial in three separate cases on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Catroppa has pleaded not guilty in the cases.

Lisa said she was hoping to provoke a reaction, “I had something in my purse that I could have used against him.”

Lisa did not elaborate about the item, but Belcastro said she is extremely concerned.

“I heard her tell you that today. I don’t know. I don’t know what she carries around with her, I really don’t.”

Lisa said she went home and was awoken by the county detectives at about 8:30 p.m.

“I was sleeping and detectives Patrick and Heberle showed up,” she said. “I thought they came to tell me they arrested my daughter’s killer. Instead they admonished me for how I talked to Vonnie and Jojo.”

Lisa said she told the detectives to arrest her if they felt she had done something illegal, and when they refused, she tried to remove them from her home.

“I used a lot of profanity. I called them both liars, and cheats, and motherfuckers.”

When that did not work, Lisa said she called the police.

“I called 911 and told them to get them the fuck out of my house …. My husband was screaming for me to shut up, but there’s no shutting me up …. He told me the detectives were trying to help us …. My daughter is dead and buried, they haven’t done anything for me …. So this may be the end of our marriage, I can tell you that much, for him not respecting what I said last night.”

Lisa said detectives continued to warn her about her behavior.

“(Detective Patrick) said you can’t go around doing this, we need you to testify, you can’t get arrested. I basically called him a (n-word) … I told them they don’t have to find out who killed her. She’s gone. To me everything’s over.”

Detectives spoke with the 911 operator and left the DelTondo home.

Lisa told BeaverCountian.com she also called District Attorney David Lozier earlier today about her encounter with the detectives. Lozier could not be immediately reached for comment.

“I told him both of his detectives were motherfuckers,” Lisa said. “I told him I don’t trust you just like I don’t trust them.”

Belcastro later said the two women were in a nail salon while Lisa was interviewed by BeaverCountian.com on the phone today.

“She is nuts. She was talking like that in the middle of the nails place. We were getting our nails done, and the girls were looking at her like she was nuts,” Belcastro said. “I don’t know what to do, I have been crying my heart out. I just don’t know what to do.

“I am concerned about her. She’s over the edge.”

Aliquippa Acting Police Chief Robert Sealock did not return a message seeking comment.

See Also:Timeline: The Murder Of Rachael DelTondo

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Bizarro World
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Bizarro World

Nothing like throwing your best friend under the proverbial bus! Can this story get anymore bizarre?!

wind
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wind

I don’t think she was trying to throw her under the bus, it sounds like she is desperate, beside herself and has no idea what to do about it. Hate and anger won’t solve anything, it will destroy as seen here. Nothing good will come of this, in fact it’s worrisome that something bad will happen.

CHANTEL WILSON
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CHANTEL WILSON

She is nuts??? What else do you expect her to be! Her only child was shot to death! What the fuck is wrong with you people today, this society we live in. You’re the ones who are fucking nuts, how about that??? Have some fucking mercy on her soul… in honor of Rachael (my friend’s) mother I too, am going to go nuts on you fucked up fucks… fuck fuck fuck!!! Those f bombs are for you Lisa! Not everyone is so cold. You’re not nuts. They’re nuts. We will find Rachael’s killer sooner or later. Now go ahead people, say what you want with the intent to make me feel like I’m nuts too, because you lack sympathy and live your lives without morals, ethics, values, respect – and again – sympathy. Empathy, too! It’s as if you’ve got no souls.

OnlyInAliquippa
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OnlyInAliquippa

First- Rachael wasn’t her only child.
Second- lisa is hurt. I understand that. I cannot imagine how she feels. But she is flying off the handlebars a bit- using racial slurs, insinuating she has a gun and is willing to use it, exploding at a voting poll, and talking about an open murder investigation in a public setting with zero expectation of privacy is all dangerous and frankly, a bad idea. She could hurt this investigation if it wasn’t so fucked from the beginning.
She has every right to be angry. But putting herself in these situations won’t help anything.

DoTell
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DoTell

Have to agree with you! There’s never a reason to use racial slurs! But, I can understand her grief, again tho, if she has a gun, I would too if I were her, I’m sure she knows a lot of the things Rachael did, but still not a reason to threaten people with it in public. Maybe a psych evaluation is needed before she shoots someone and damages the case even more than it is.. 🤷‍♂️

JOHN Doe
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JOHN Doe

not her only child…shevwas BAD GIRL

CHANTEL WILSON
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CHANTEL WILSON

Not her only child her only daughter, I apologize for that mistake.

eric jones
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eric jones

Chantel were you rachaels friend when you were fucking frank catroppa while he was dating rachael in the mpi parking lot in franks car?

CHANTEL WILSON
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CHANTEL WILSON

Yes I was because that never happened. I have been called every name from A to Z and the victim of many rumors, this one I’ve never heard before, however, there is a reason that I didn’t anonymously write this post and that reason is that I don’t give a crap what my haters have to say. Thank you for your time & energy. As always.

CHANTEL WILSON
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CHANTEL WILSON

All that I’m trying to say here is that anybody who is criticizing her mother or making a spectacle out of her while she is in mourning needs to find Jesus. Might I add that her behavior is completely normal as a part of the grieving process. Not to mention under these circumstances. What is NOT normal is making news out of this & allowing society to intervene with their negative thoughts and opinions. The fact that I am aware of this is what brought me to show her mother love and support here in hopes that she won’t have to feel alone or “crazy” because she is far from it. Again her actions under these circumstances is completely normal it is the fact that this is even news or that society is actually gaining entertainment out of it let alone calling her names & leaving nasty comments isn’t.

CHANTEL WILSON
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CHANTEL WILSON

& if she has a gun it’s probably because her daughter was shot down in their driveway??? I do agree that she shouldn’t have one though not because I feel she would hurt anyone else, but because if anything she would probably hurt herself. The negativity that is being placed upon her is giving out the idea that the fact that Rachael was shot is justifiable. As a parent I would imagine that that is surely enough to push a person over the edge… I don’t blame her. How can she trust anybody at this time especially with the name calling & negativity… this is not right people. Please take this into consideration before making anymore harsh, cold & negative comments. Follow the golden rule here. What if it were you? Let’s make a topic out of that one!!!

ricimer
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ricimer

A mothers hatred and wrath. Shes entitled to it.

jemma
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jemma

No one is entitled to act that way.Lisa isn’t happy unless she is in the limelight. She is acting like a lunatic.How is that helping her daughter, husband or son? Her behavior is like just drawing bad attention to herself it sure isn’t getting any arrests made . I know she is hurting and disgusted she has ever right to be but this is terrible.

John doe
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John doe

She a foul mouthed evil woman paying her karmic debt.

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Can’t say that I blame Lisa at this point🤷🏻‍♀️ Her daughter was murdered in her driveway, and she absolutely has no help in finding the truth in this county. The DA can’t be trusted, nor his band of clown detectives. It’s a sad shame. Apparently these fools forget to realize that every beaver cunty resident pays their cushy wages, and at least deserves justice in the event of something like this happening. Instead she gets painted as a crazy woman, and her daughter as a floozy… who cares? She was still a human and a tax paying resident of this county. Who cares what she did in her personal life, she still didn’t deserve to be execution style murdered. Answer me this… if your daughter or son was murdered, how would you be reacting by now with no arrests made yet???

Observer
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Observer

She has handled this tragedy with such grace.

JOHN Doe
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JOHN Doe

PUKE…SHES MEAN AND EVIL

Nonna 65
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Nonna 65

🖕off!!!!

Nonna 65
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Nonna 65

This comment was made for Jon Doe when he said Puke….. She’s mean and evil. I was replying to him.

JOHN Doe
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JOHN Doe

lmao…Get Marty

jemma
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jemma

She is not handling this with grace. Have you read this article?