On 01.17.17 at 1612 hours the Northern York County Regional Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Ledge Drive in Jackson Township for a domestic incident involving an edged weapon.

John Ziegler III age 35, called 911 and reported that he had struck his 25 year old wife with a sword, killing her.  Zeigler reported that he was waiting with his two year old son for police to arrive on scene.  The two year old was uninjured and released into the custody of York County Children, Youth, and Families.

Upon the arrival of the first officer Zeigler surrendered peacefully.  The officer located a female on the rear deck of the home.  She was deceased.  The female was pregnant and the unborn child also was deceased.

A Scimitar style sword was recovered near the deceased.

John Ziegler III was transported to Central Booking to be arraigned on the following charges

  • Criminal Homicide
  • Criminal Homicide of an Unborn Child

The investigation into this incident continues.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.292.3647, through 911, Facebook, or crime tip reporting portion of this website.