by Erin Elizabeth
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 how many people have asked me the last day or two when I’ll be covering it. My heart goes out to the friends and family.
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 say her age to be 63 and others say 65. Some say it’s a close friend of interest who lived next door. Others call him a boyfriend. Authorities say they’re working to make an arrest, but none have been made yet. Even if the male friend is arrested it’s innocent until proven guilty so I’m including this in the series. At the time of this publishing we can’t see of any arrest that has been made.
I’ve maintained in every article I write 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 sad that she was murdered.
As you notice the quote above, it says she worked at the Tiffany Center in Boardman, which is actually Ohio, as 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 see here are a few of the treatments they offered at the clinic.
You might note her name is also still on the website as well.
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
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.