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Rachael Deltondo Killer: Who Is Frank Catroppa? Update And CBS 48 Hours Story

Rachael Deltondo’s killer suspect Sheldon Jeter Jr. is behind bars for another homicide, he was found guilty of murdering another person named Tyric Pugh.

Even after four years, the murder case of Rachael Deltondo, a young teacher from Pennsylvania, remains unsolved. She was shot multiple times and died at the scene minutes away from her parent’s driveway in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

At the time of the incident, Rachael was returning home late at night after having ice cream with her friends. She was dropped off by her friends minutes away from her parent’s home and was returning home when an unknown person shot her multiple times. There is no eyewitness to the incident.

The case remains unsolved despite various attempts by the authorities, although initially there were multiple leads for the investigators to follow the options are closing after four years of investigation.

Let us learn more about Rachael Deltondo and take a closer look at Frank Catroppa.

Rachael Deltondo Killer: Who Killed Her?

Rachael Deltondo’s killer has not been identified or convicted yet.

Her murder case remains unsolved while authorities are still focused on bringing justice to the Pennsylvania teacher who died young at the age of 33 years old.

Deltondo’s killer shot her multiple times at the foot of her parent’s driveway in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on May 13, 2018, at around 10:45 pm according to Beaver Countian.

Initially, the person of interest in Rachael’s murder case was her former fiance Frank Catroppa, he was later cleared from the suspect’s list by District Attorney David Lozier according to CBS.

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Then the police turned their interest to Sheldon Jeter Jr., Sheldon was a star athlete at a well-known high school football program in Aliquippa. His attorney claims Sheldon and Rachael had a romantic relationship.

The reason for police marking Sheldon as one of the person of interest in Rachael’s murder was, that he showed little or no emotion when police went to search his home the next day of the murder.

He is now behind bars for another murder, Sheldon was found guilty of shooting Tyric Pugh. Interestingly, the murder of Tyric was in a similar fashion to the murder of Rachel, he was shot late at night in May 2020 while Sheldon and Tyric had gone out for ice cream.

Although police have had several leads and persons of interest in Rachael’s murder case, they have not charged anyone with the murder as there is not enough evidence against anyone yet. They continue to gather more information.

Who Is Frank Catroppa?

Frank Catorppa is the former fiance of Rachael Deltondo.

The couple had a relationship for a total of 8 years but according to Rachael’s friends, they were on-again/ off-again the entire time.

Frank and Rachael got engaged when they were on a vacation in Paris, France back in June 2015, but their engagement ended formally following valentines day on February 14, 2016, when Rachael returned the ring.

However, much information about Catroppa remains unknown on the web, he never made much public appearance after Rachael’s murder apart from giving a few interviews to various media.

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Initially, Catorppa was also a person of interest in Rachael’s murder but he was cleared from the suspect’s list by  District Attorney David Lozier after necessary investigation and procedures.

Since he was cleared from the list of suspects or persons of interest, he has remained away from the spotlight or media attention. He might be living his own life away from all the unwanted media attention as of 2022.

Rachael Deltondo Murder: 48 Hours Update

Rachael Deltondo’s murder has been covered extensively by the press.

It has been covered by CBS 48 Hours as well and the true crime series provided updates on the case after three years of the murder.

However, the big question of who murdered the Pennsylvania teacher remains unanswered as the investigation of the case has not reached conclusion yet.

A Timeline of the major events in the Rachael Deltondo is compiled by Beaver Countian and the highlights are presented below.

Date Events
February 6, 2016 Police find Rachael Deltondo and Sheldon Jeter Jr. (17 at that time) sitting in an empty parking lot at 1:52 am.
October 26, 2017 The incident report of police’s encounter with Rachael and Sheldon gets leaked to the public.
May 13, 2018 Rachael Deltondo is shot multiple times at around 10:45 pm and dies at the scene.
May 14, 2018 Police searched Sheldon Jeter Jr.’s apartment and his phone records, he shows little or no emotions raising suspicion.
May 16, 2018 Rachael’s ex-fiance Frank Catroppa speaks with the press and denies his involvement in any way in the murder.