March 29, 2020

Episode 25: Ellen Greenberg: Suicide or homicide?

Episode 25: Ellen Greenberg: Suicide or homicide?

Ellen Greenberg was a 27 year old school teacher who lived in Philadelphia. On January 26, 2011, she was found stabbed to death over 20 times inside the apartment she shared with her fiance Samuel Goldberg. Goldberg told the police he had gone to the...


Ellen Greenberg was a 27 year old school teacher who lived in Philadelphia. On January 26, 2011, she was found stabbed to death over 20 times inside the apartment she shared with her fiance Samuel Goldberg. Goldberg told the police he had gone to the gym and returned to find Ellen's body. He called the police at 6:33 p.m.

The coroner originally ruled Ellen was murdered. But for unknown reasons, Ellen’s death was reclassified as a suicide. The coroner said he was under pressure from Philadelphia police to change it to a suicide. The Greenbergs cannot understand why this happened. No one from law enforcement or the Pennsylvania AG’s office have ever given the family a satisfactory explanation.

Ellen was stabbed 20 times in the back of her neck and back. She was in the midst of making herself a fruit salad. So we are to believe that while in the middle of making something to eat, she just decided to end her life. Ellen’s parents said their daughter was excited about her career and starting a family. She had everything to live for. She had never mentioned suicide to anyone or even shown any signs. Joshua and Sandra Greenberg have filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia Coroner's office to have their daughter's death reclassified from a suicide to a homicide.

If you know anything about her death, please send tips to the Justice for Ellen Facebook page or contact their attorney Joe Podraza, Philadelphia Pa, at (215) 882-1015 or email him at jpodraza@lambmcerlane.com.

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