HARRISBURG — Convicted murderer Louis Roach has died in prison.
His death was confirmed by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
Roach, who was 69 at the time of his death in March of 2020, served 29 years of his life sentence for the March 22, 1991 stabbing death of convenience store clerk Elleen Klenk at the Crosby Mini Mart on South Kendall Avenue in Foster Township. She was repeatedly stabbed during the course of Roach robbing the store.
Roach was eventually identified as the killer through a description of him and his car by a witness near the store in the time frame of the murder; through tire tracks found at the scene; and through blood evidence found on Roach when he was apprehended the next morning.
Roach pleaded guilty in May 1992.