Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier heading to an active scene / submitted photo

The mother of Rachael DelTondo renewed her calls for an outside agency to investigate the murder of her daughter during a conversation with the Beaver Countian today.

Two weeks have passed since school teacher Rachael DelTondo of Aliquippa was murdered in her parents’ driveway on Mother’s Day; during that time her mother Lisa’s anger towards the Aliquippa Police Department and the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office has grown ever sharper.

Lisa DelTondo is outraged that District Attorney David Lozier went on KDKA last week to describe the Aliquippa Police Department as being a capable department with integrity.

“They would not be part of this team if there were any question as to their capacity or their integrity,” said Lozier to KDKA’s Andy Sheehan.

“He is going to do or say whatever he can to make himself look good,” Lisa told the Beaver Countian. “There is no way Aliquippa Police should be involved in this investigation. The end.”

In October of last year, the Aliquippa Police Department leaked sensitive information about Rachael DelTondo from law enforcement databases to an unauthorized individual in the community. Aliquippa Police Chief Don Couch classified the incident as a clerical error.

Lisa DelTondo reiterated that the Pennsylvania State Police informed her shortly after Rachael’s murder that the Aliquippa Police Department remains the target of public corruption investigations.

State Police Station Commander Sgt. Amanda C. Selden indirectly confirmed to the Beaver Countian last week the existence of active, ongoing, investigations into Aliquippa police.

Lisa DelTondo fears that even if an arrest is made for her daughter’s murder, the involvement of the Aliquippa Police Department in the investigation will provide ample fodder for a criminal defense attorney.

Among the last people to see Rachael DelTondo alive is the daughter of Aliquippa Police Sgt. Kenneth Watkins, who has been accused by others in the department of entering the active crime scene the night of Rachael DelTondo’s murder.

District Attorney Lozier’s handling of the DelTondo homicide case has drawn widespread criticism in the county’s law enforcement community. Lisa said that while the District Attorney has made numerous news appearances to talk about the case publicly, one person he has not been speaking with is her.

“I haven’t heard or seen from anybody since over a week and a half ago,” said Lisa. “All I wanted is to be kept informed.”

Lisa DelTondo’s anger toward Aliquippa Police and the District Attorney’s Office is overshadowed only by the grief she is suffering from the loss of her daughter Rachael.

“Our lives will never be the same, I am a different person,” said Lisa. “Every morning I wake up and pray that this is a bad dream, but my baby is at Mt. Olivet (cemetery) rotting (…) My heart is gone. My soul is shot. I don’t even believe in God anymore.”

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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FUBAR
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FUBAR

Agree 110% with her!!!
This whole case is FUBAR!!!

JO.
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JO.

ALIQUIPPA POLICE DEPT. BOTH PRESENT AND THOSE RECENTLY RETIRED (2015)ALONG WITH BEAVER COUNTY “DETECTIVES” D.A AND FORMER SHERIFF FROM ALIQUIPPA COULD NOT BE A PIMPLE ON A “REAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASS!!!!!!

OJ
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OJ

ALIQUIPPA POLICE DEPT. A F—-N JOKE!

CORRUPTION “OFF THE CHARTS”!!!!!!

NOT ONLY NOW…BUT LETS NOT FORGET A SGT. “DRUNK” WHO WAS PERMITTED TO RETIRE DUE TO A PIECE OF S–T CORRUPT RACIST ALIQUIPPA FORMER POLICE OFFICER, “SELF MADE ASST. CHIEF, DRUNKEN WIFE ABUSER CONTROLLED MAYOR AND POLITICALLY APPOINTED SHERIFF…ALL THE SAME PERSON!!!!!!!!

Tammy white
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Tammy white

Sorry for the loss of your baby ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ & donโ€™t you ever stop fighting for her justice,if your gut is telling you that ppl are involved & that things are being covered up then you believe your gut & fight for your child…..nothing is more fierce than a momma bear โ˜๏ธ

Mary
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Mary

Her ex is involved and that is in my gut. Acquaintance of the decease. Cause I’ve been followed and stalked by an ex of mine who is an associate of her ex.

Nik
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Nik

Stop putting that young man in that mess Aliquippa police department had all to do with this as along with others,like they did Mike Brown letโ€™s just find someone to put it on..shit not adding up an if you not from Quip you just donโ€™t know

Justagirlfrompa
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Justagirlfrompa

Bless you Lisa for having the strength to stand up and be the voice for Rachael. This is horrible and totally needs removed from APD hands. But what sucks is they already have the majority of the info just hope all their corruption gets uncovered.

yvonne Dixon
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yvonne Dixon

This is and has been my prayer… exposure, to much to long..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

t. t.
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t. t.

Praying everyday for all of Rachel’s family & friends. Also that this tragic case gets the attention it NEEDS & RACHAEL GETS THE JUSTICE SHE DESERVES.

Countyisbroken
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Countyisbroken

This is a one term barney Fife fucken d.a. Itโ€™s mayberry and he is way over his head. In my opinion heโ€™s covered up a bunch of things in the court house. Vote his ass out he sucks. Just like he threw the state police off investigation in the county courthouse with the friendship ridge deal and now you pay $5.00 a registration vehicle. cuz the county is broke and wonโ€™t tell this he was covering shit he is a moron! Vote Jerry Benyo

Mary
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Mary

This case is heartbreaking. My deepest condolences ate with the family. I pray justice is served. Aliquippa PD should not be permitted to conduct or participate in the investigation. This case should be handled by the state police or attorney generals.