Dr. Amy Cohen, a 35-year-old resident of Narberth, Pennsylvania, finds herself at the center of a criminal investigation that has left a community in disbelief. The allegations against Dr. Cohen include attempted murder, arson, ethnic intimidation, and a host of other charges that paint a disturbing picture of a revenge-driven crime.
|A threatening flyer with antisemitic language is found at the home of an elderly woman.
|Security footage captures a woman, believed to be Cohen, intentionally setting a fire at 1:30 a.m. near the front door of the same home. The victim was asleep inside.
|Dr. Amy Cohen is arrested and charged with criminal attempted murder, arson, and other offenses.
|Cohen is arraigned and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $5 million cash bail.
On November 24, a disturbing incident opened out as a threatening flyer, laden with antisemitic language, came to light at the home of an elderly woman in Lower Merion Township. Shockingly, the flyer contained specific threats targeting the granddaughters of the victim who did not reside at the home. This marked the beginning of a series of unsettling events that would unfold over the following days.
On November 30, the victim’s family, understandably alarmed by the threatening flyer, installed security cameras at the property. In a horrifying turn of events, the footage revealed a woman, believed to be Dr. Amy Cohen, deliberately setting a fire near the front door of the home at 1:30 a.m. The victim, a 99-year-old grandmother, was asleep inside at the time. Cohen allegedly attempted to accelerate the fire by using a flammable liquid, but fortunately, the flames burned out without spreading beyond the porch.
The investigation, involving the Lower Merion Police, Norristown Fire Department K-9, Pennsylvania State Police, and the FBI, eventually led to the identification and arrest of Dr. Amy Cohen on December 1. She now faces charges ranging from attempted murder and arson to ethnic intimidation and stalking.
Lt. Jim Baitinger of the Lower Merion Township police suggests that Cohen may have linked her actions to her ex-boyfriend’s new relationship, theorizing that the crime was a vengeful response to him leaving her for another woman. The targeted home belonged to the 99-year-old grandmother of Cohen’s ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend.
The nature of these allegations has left the community grappling with a mixture of emotions, ranging from disbelief to fear. Residents question the motivations behind such a heinous act, especially one involving a medical professional.
Dr. Cohen faces charges including attempted murder, arson, ethnic intimidation, stalking, and other related offenses.
Investigators suggest that the crime may be linked to Dr. Cohen’s ex-boyfriend leaving her for another woman.
Security footage from the victim’s home captured the suspect, believed to be Dr. Cohen, setting the fire. The investigation further linked her to the threatening flyer.