Dismembered body found in back of U-Haul in February, police now charge 2 with murder

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Source: Fox 29 News

Mar. 30 2021, Updated 11:37 a.m. ET

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A body was found dismembered in the back of a U-Haul earlier this year and now Philadelphia authorities say two people will face murder charges in the case.

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Taray Herring was already locked up without bail for charges of abuse of a corpse, but authorities say he will now be charged in connection to Peter Gerold’s February murder.

After killing Gerold, authorities say Herring and his accomplice, Jeannette Pace, 43 years old, dismembered parts of his body and boiled them in oil.

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Those body parts were found in a dumpster at a convenience store, as FrontPageDetectives previously reported. This was after authorities said Gerold’s body was found in the back of a U-Haul.


The discovery of the body took place after police responded to a burglary in progress around 9 a.m. that involved a U-Haul truck, according to police. The driver and passenger got out of the vehicle and told police about the body in the back and were taken into custody.

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CBS3 in Philadelphia reported the motive was robbery and that Herring and Pace were trying to get Gerold to give up the codes to his cell phone and a safe that was located inside his home.

Gerold was a massage therapist and ran his business out of his home, CBS3 reported.

Prosecutors in Philadelphia served Herring and Pace with the murder charges on Monday, authorities said. Pace already faced a burglary count in connection to this case.

CBS3 reported that police records show that Herring has 14 prior arrests, which includes two cases of aggravated assault.


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