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Inquirer: Police have suspect in lawyer’s slaying

May 5, 1997

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Authorities have a suspect in the slaying of a lawyer found strangled in the bathtub of her suburban home and could make an arrest in a few days, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported today.

Police, medical examiners and Montgomery County investigators planned to meet today to discuss the slaying of Stefanie Rabinowitz, 29, who would have celebrated her daughter’s first birthday during the weekend.

Her husband, Craig Rabinowitz, reported finding his wife’s body in a water-filled tub Tuesday in their home in Merion Station, one of the affluent Main Line suburbs, police said.

The Inquirer, citing unidentified sources, said the suspect knew Mrs. Rabinowitz, who worked at a Philadelphia law firm.

District Attorney Michael Marino said he would issue a statement after today’s meeting.

Rabinowitz’s lawyer, Jeffrey Miller, said three independent sources told police an intruder could have been responsible.

``There is no evidence at all _ none _ that points to Craig Rabinowitz. Nobody has told us who the suspect is,″ Miller said. ``If they’re about to arrest anybody, it’s shocking news to me.″

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