Murder-suicide suspected in two Lancaster County deaths

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 3, 2017 1:50 AM

(Elizabethtown) -- Authorities say an elderly man apparently shot and killed his wife and then turned the weapon on himself in their Lancaster County home.

The deaths of 78-year-old Glenn Morris and his 76-year-old wife, Janet, are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Northwest Regional Police and the district attorney's office said a neighbor found the couple dead in their bed on Thursday.

There were no signs of forced entry or a struggle.

Dr. Stephen Diamantoni, the county coroner, said both died of single gunshot wounds to the head.

He ruled the man's death a suicide and the woman's death a homicide.

Diamantoni said the two probably died 36 to 48 hours before their bodies were found. A motive hasn't been determined.

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