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Justice for Ellen

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On January 26, 2011, our daughter and only child, Ellen Rae Greenberg, was found brutally stabbed on the kitchen floor of her Philadelphia apartment. Although she’d been stabbed 20 times, front and back, and had bruises all over her body, the medical examiner ultimately changed Ellen’s manner of death to suicide based on false information he was given by police. And recently, the city’s own neuropathologist concluded the one stab-wound she was asked to examine was inflicted after Ellen was already dead—making it impossible for Ellen to have stabbed herself. Yet the city still refuses to change Ellen’s manner of death to allow for an investigation. 

We’ve been fighting the city for more than 10 years. We’ve asked numerous experts in multiple fields to review Ellen’s case, and they all agree this was no suicide. With the help of our lawyers, we finally convinced a court to consider the case, and we’re hopeful the judge will intervene for Ellen and order her death certificate to be changed. We expect the trial will be scheduled for later this year or early next. You can read more about Ellen’s case here and sign our petition to the Pennsylvania Attorney General here.

Just getting this far has taken all of the last 10 years—including a decade’s worth of experts and lawyers—and the coming trial is still only the beginning. 

We cannot express enough our gratitude for the emotional support and encouragement we’ve continually received from around the world. In response to those who’ve asked how else they might show their support for Ellen, we’ve set up this GoFundMe page to help defray our mounting legal expenses, including the anticipated costs of the upcoming trial.

Thanks to everyone for supporting us and demanding justice for Ellen over the years, and please consider donating.



  • Marilynn Abrams
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Laura Sass
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Cynthia Bowman
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Dana Dunkelman
    • $36 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous
    • $8 
    • 18 d


Friends of Greenberg Family
Harrisburg, PA

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