Police: Deaths of man, woman in home was murder-suicide

  • By The Associated Press

(Harrisburg)  — The deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a Dauphin County home have been determined to be a murder-suicide, authorities said.

Swatara Township police said officers were called to the home just before midnight Friday on “a report of a domestic incident.”

Officers who forced their way into the home found a man and woman with gunshot wounds, and “neither survived,” police said.

“Investigation determined that this incident is a murder-suicide,” police said without providing details of what led investigators to that conclusion or specifying which person was killed.

The names of the two people and other details such as ages were being withheld pending notification of their families, police said.

Swatara police detectives and the Dauphin County district attorney’s office and the coroner’s office are investigating.

PennLive.com reported that neighbors described the area, which is at the edge of Steelton and Swatara townships, as a relatively quiet one with people mostly keeping to themselves.

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