Judith Ann Jarvis Wiki – Judith Ann Jarvis Biography

When her husband was found dead from a gunshot wound to the back of the head inside their Pennsylvania home more than three decades ago, Judith Ann Jarvis claimed she had no idea what had happened to him, explaining that the blood on his pajamas was caused by a recent chicken bite.

But new DNA evidence from those same pajamas now indicates that Judith, now 76, shot and killed her husband, Carl R. Jarvis, 42, in 1987, authorities announced.

Read Also

Who is Allison Holker? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Who is Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ s wife


Who was Saniyah Lawrence? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Killed by Zyaire Crumbley in Harlem

Judith Ann Jarvis Age

The age of Judith Ann Jarvis is 89 years now.

DNA Evidence Refutes Old Woman’s goose Bite Claim For More Than 30 Years

She was arrested early this morning in Lancaster County by members of the Pennsylvania State Police H Troop Crime Section for the murder of Carl Jarvis,” Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Daryl Vankirk said during a press conference on Tuesday. “Since 1987, members of the Pennsylvania State Police have worked diligently to bring resolution to the family of Carl Jarvis, and we are pleased to announce the arrest today.”
According to authorities, Judith Jarvis called 911 at approximately midnight on August 10, 1987 to report a domestic dispute between her and her husband at her home on Cherry Valley Road. She allegedly told the emergency dispatcher that her husband was breaking things in the house and had thrown a coffee pot at him. Judith Jarvis said she was scared, but her husband had not physically hurt her.


Upon arrival at the scene, state police first responders contacted Judith, who was waiting for them on the front lawn of the home. She allegedly said that she had been out since she called 911 and that she wasn’t sure where her husband was or what she was doing.

The soldiers knocked on the door but couldn’t get an answer from Carl. When they entered the house, they found him naked on a bedroom floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said a .22 caliber revolver with a six-inch barrel was found on top of the bed. Authorities said an autopsy determined Carl’s manner of death to be a homicide and the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head from close contact with the .22 pistol found at the scene.


Police further determined that Carl’s death “could not have been the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Perry County District Attorney Lauren Eichelberger said during the news conference.

Speaking to the soldiers, Judith allegedly claimed that she had not seen or touched Carl’s body. When she was asked about the blood on her pajamas, she allegedly said that a goose bit her arm. She also recovered a hand towel with what appeared to be blood stains on it. Judith’s pajamas and towel were seized and put into evidence, but no arrests were made in the case.

State police investigators in October 2020 went back to the case file and sent Judith’s pajamas to a crime lab and matched the bloodstain to a sample of Carl Jarvis’s hair. The blood on the pajamas was identified as a match for Carl.


“This new technology allowed us to press charges in this 35-year-old case,” Eichelberger said. “It encourages me to continue finding answers in cases like this, particularly with the use of more advanced technology.”

Eichelberger said Judith was charged with one count of murder and is currently being held without bond in the Cumberland County Jail. She is currently scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey J. Wood on December 23, court records show. Read More

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top