Never A Cold Case: Catherine Walsh’s Murder

Never A Cold Case: Catherine Walsh’s Murder’s in-depth coverage of the 1979 murder of Catherine Walsh, and the 2012 arrest of Bridgewater Councilman Gregory Scott Hopkins.

The Investigation:

On The Day Catherine Walsh’s Body Was Discovered

The Initial Interviews – Gregory Hopkins Establishes An Alibi

Bridgewater Police Secretly Obtained DNA From Councilman Hopkins

In Background:

District Attorney’s Press Conference Announcing The Arrest Of Hopkins

Gregory Scott Hopkins’ First Wife Described A Troubled Marriage

The Legal Proceedings:

Gregory Hopkins Denied Bond After Hearing With Judge Mancinni

Public Initially Kicked Out Of Hopkins Preliminary Hearing

Judge Precludes Famed Pathologist Cyril Wecht From Hopkins Trial

Judge Allows Man Charged With Homicide To Attend Wedding And Reception

Superior Court Overturns Local Judge – Allows Pathologist’s Testimony

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


  1. Drew Figas

    It’s good to see thy everyone has found Scott guilty already without a trial . I didn’t know we lived in a communist or third world country. .you people hanging him with no trial are idiots .

  2. Drew Figas

    Ya I graduated from beaver . Doesn’t mean I have to be a typical beaver countian . Everyone deserves a fair trial . I’ve seen the system Fail.

  3. Jim Ernst

    I’ve seen the justice system work both ways, take the West Memphis Three …three innocent kids rushed through a trial found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit; or OJ found innocent. its not always right but if they have DNA from a discarded cup sounds like they have a case.

  4. Drew Figas

    I’m not a hypocrite I’m intelligent , beaver county is ten years behind the rest of this country . I have seen the justice system fail miserably more times than I can count on one hand . Convictions they could have easily had and dropped the ball .

  5. Shelby Lancos

    Ten years behind the rest of this country? You, obviously, have not traveled much. While BC might not be the most forward thinking area in the US, its no where near as behind as some.


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