Doctor Found Slain in Her Home

It brings me no joy to break another story on a doctor being killed. In fact, I really didn’t want to write this story, but I’ve lost count of how many people have asked me in the last day or two. My heart goes out to her friends and family.

My better half of 6 years is an osteopath too, and we know several of the doctors who have recently died. It hasn’t been easy breaking these stories.

I started an unintentional series about doctors (mostly holistic) who were killed in the last few months, all in eastern states, mostly in the southeast.

From the article on the tragic death of Mary Bovier, DO:

The death of a Sharon, Pa. doctor is being treated as a homicide investigation. The 65-year old victim was found in her Sharon home early Wednesday morning.

The Sharon police chief says the report of a deceased person in the home on Davis Street was called in shortly after 7 a.m.

“On arrival officers felt that something didn’t look right, she appeared to be stabbed, detectives were called out immediately and at this point in time we’re treating this as a homicide,” said Chief Gerald Smith.

The victim is identified as Osteopath, Dr. Mary Rene Bovier. Detectives say an official cause of death will be made following an autopsy. Chief Smith said a person of interest was being interviewed.

“I can tell you that the person we’re talking to is a close friend of hers,” Smith said.

The close friend lives across the street from Bovier and was the person who made the call to police. Authorities did obtain a search warrant for the friends house, but the unidentified man was released after being interviewed.

State records show that Dr. Bovier’s license was still active through July of 2017.

The doctors name still appears at her former office at Tiffany Center in Boardman, but people there say she hasn’t practiced at that office in about two years

Varying reports have her age at 63 and others say 65. Some say the person of interest is a close friend who lived next door, others call him a boyfriend. Authorities say they’re working to make an arrest, but none has been made yet. Even if the male friend is arrested he’s innocent until proven guilty, so I’m including her in the series.  At the time of publishing we are not aware of any arrests made in connection to this crime.

I’ve maintained in every article I’ve written that I don’t know whether these deaths are related. We knew several of the doctors who were killed, many here in Florida. While we did not know Dr. Bovier it doesn’t make it any less painful that she was murdered.

Dr. Bovier worked at the Tiffany Center in Boardman, which is in Ohio. She lived near the Pennsylvania/Ohio border in the town of Sharon, PA which is 70 miles or so NW of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bovier’s death was only the 3rd so far this year.

If you look at the website where Dr. Bovier worked (the article says she hadn’t worked there in a few years but her name still appears at her former office) you’ll notice a few of the treatments they offered at the clinic.

From the website where Dr. Bovier worked:

  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Marital and Sex Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Skills Training
  • Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment
  • Developmental Disability Assessment, Behavior Management, and Counseling
  • Pain Management Assessment and Treatment
  • Relaxation, Biofeedback, and Hypnosis Training
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychological Assessments (academic, career, and vocational; custody, forensic, neuropsychological, and personality
  • Health Psychology
  • Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST)
  • Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (IFAST)

It does say on HealthGrades website that Dr. Bovier practiced “Osteopathic manipulative therapy as well (most DO’s no longer do this).

Again, we are terribly sorry to announce Dr. Bovier’s death. We’ll keep you updated if an arrest is made, and again, we don’t know if her death is connected to the others in any way shape or form.

This is Erin Elizabeth in Florida at 2:22 AM on Friday the 14th of August.


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