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David Sinopoli biography: 13 things about East Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania man

David Vincent Sinopoli is a resident of East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. He is of Italian descent.

All of Sinopoli’s grandparents migrated from Gasperina, Italy to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has lived in Lancaster and other parts of Pennsylvania including Elizabethtown, Manor Township and Mount Joy.

Sinopoli previously worked at Sissy’s Hair Boutique in Mount Joy, which was owned by his wife Marina Sinopoli. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. From 1969 to 1972, he attended JP McCaskey High School in Lancaster. Marina and his first wife Debra Burns graduated from the same high school.
  2. From December 1972 to November 2000, he worked as a pressman at Steckel Printing in Lancaster.
  3. In 1974, he and Burns lived in the Spring Manor apartment complex on Kloss Drive in Manor Township, Lancaster County. They have a son and a daughter together.
  4. On December 5, 1975, he allegedly sexually assaulted Lindy Sue Little Biechler, 19, in her apartment in the Spring Manor apartment complex in Manor Township and fatally stabbed her 19 times. In 1997, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office submitted deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence obtained from her underwear, which was identified as semen. In 2000, the unidentified male DNA profile was submitted to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) but no matches were found.
  5. In 1986, he and Burns divorced. In 1987, he married Marina.
  6. In 1990, Marina gave birth to their daughter. In 1993, he and Marina bought a house in East Hempfield Township, which is less than five miles away from the Spring Manor apartment complex where he allegedly sexually assaulted and killed Biechler.
  7. From 1998 to 1999, he attended Penn State University in State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania where he took a management development program for supervisors.
  8. In November 2000, he started working as a color press operator at Yurchak Printing, which is owned by John Yurchak in Landisville, East Hempfield Township.
  9. On July 12, 2003, while he was the only employee on duty at Sissy’s Hair Boutique in Mount Joy, he spied on a woman who was naked in a tanning room at the hair salon. In 2004, he pleaded guilty to invasion of privacy and disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 1 year of probation.
  10. In 2014, he had an iGen4 maintenance and operator training at Xerox. In 2017, he retired from his job at Yurchak Printing.
  11. In 2019, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office teamed with the Manor Township Police Department to hire Parabon NanoLabs to create a composite sketch of Biechler’s killer based on DNA evidence. In December 2020, Parabon NanoLabs chief genetic genealogist CeCe Moore started investigating Biechler’s case. Moore found a very clear migration pattern from Gasperina to Lancaster and zeroed in on him.
  12. On February 11, 2022, investigators surveilled him and recovered a coffee cup he used and threw away at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In April 2022, labs confirmed the DNA on his coffee cup matched the DNA from the semen on Biechler’s underwear.
  13. He was 68 years old when he was arrested at around 7:00 a.m. on July 17, 2022 at his home in East Hempfield Township in connection with Biechler’s murder. He was charged with criminal homicide and held without bail in the Lancaster County Jail in Lancaster. His preliminary hearing is set for July 25, 2022. 

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  1. What great investigative work. I hope all these people thinking they got away with murder years ago won’t feel any peace wondering if they are next to be arrested.


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