Christiana Leonard ... A nephew of the victim, 25-year-old Jonathan Edward Leonard, of McSherrystown, has been charged with criminal homicide, robbery and theft by unlawful taking.
He was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday morning, a family member found the body of 64-year-old Christiana Leonard on the first floor of a home along the 700 block of Third Street between 7:30 and 8 a.m., state police said.
The victim's brother went to check on her Tuesday morning when she did not show up for work, state police said.
Leonard suffered severe multiple blunt-force injuries on her head and face, according to court documents.
Evidence of a struggle, including a broken vase and overturned table, were found in the home, according to court documents.
A glass soda bottle with a blood smear was also found, according to court documents.
Traces of blood, including droplets by the front door, were found throughout the home, according to court documents.
The victim's brother, James Leonard, noticed her car missing and told police she would not have loaned it to anyone, according to court documents.