Forty years after her murder, Peggy Reber may be exhumed.
Anspach says he doesn't read Gooden's blog, but he acknowledges knowing about her theory of the crime and the criticisms leveled against him and Arnold over the past few months.
Noting that the case is now in the hands of Lebanon's chief of detectives Lt. Todd Breiner, Anspach says everything that can be done is being done to finally solve the murder.
"Who in their right mind--especially someone who is in public life--would not want to solve this murder? But solving it and bringing it to a positive conclusion--a conviction--isn't an easy thing to do," he says.
"I would suggest that if [Gooden and other bloggers] have information to prove someone is guilty, they should out that person," Anspach says. "There have been innuendos made that there is proof of who committed the murder and that there is a cover-up. I would challenge those people to out that person, and then there would be egg on all our faces. But I don't think that's going to happen."
Martha Shaak is a Lebanon-based freelance writer. Her brother Kevin Uhrich is editor of Pasadena Weekly. They first wrote about Peggy Reber's murder in January. Comments on this story can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with information relevant to this case should contact Lebanon officials at 717.274.2801 ext. 2169, or email@example.com
With few leads left to follow, authorities in Lebanon County, Pa., have determined that very little hope remains in identifying the killer of 14-year-old Margaret Lynn “Peggy” Reber.