Police Find Murdered West Deer Couple’s Son

HARMAR TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – The son of a couple who was found shot to death in West Deer this week has been located.

According to Allegheny County Police, 52-year-old James Yeckel Jr. was located near the intersection of Freeport Road and Route 910 in Harmar Township early Saturday morning.

Yeckel is facing charges of criminal mischief. Police say the charge is unrelated to the deaths of his parents.

On Friday, police released four photos showing him at different establishments in the Harmar Township area including a couple of convenience stores near the intersection of Route 910 and Freeport Road.

Several guns were pulled out of the home Thursday and one of them may have been the murder weapon.

Yeckel is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.

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  • Dan

    Call him a suspect and get it over with. A few days ago they were saying he wasn’t even a “person of interest”, that they just wanted to talk to him…yet they’re using helicopters to find him!?!? C’mon, if you’re treating him like a suspect then call him that. If he’s in police custody call it like it is. He’s a suspect!

  • Amie

    I live and work in the area and you don’t have helicopters searching for “a person of interest”…Captain Crazy here killed mom n dad let’s be real folks.

  • mario

    i totally agree with you! He wouldnt be running away from west deer to hamar!

  • Sgt Friday

    He escaped on a bike, do you really need a helicopter to track down a 53 year old man on a bike?

  • ramona barnhart

    really the police need to get their act together before they accuse any person of wrong doing collect all the evidence and profile before they jump the gun.

  • Bimbo

    Maybe they just wanted to tell him he’s coming into a lot of money

  • Big talk little people

    Since you all seem to know soo much about police work go to the academy and become cops or SSSSSHHHHHUUUTTTT UPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate Monday morning Quarterbacks!!!!!!!!!

  • Scott

    Hey Kdka; Either have comments on all stories or none at all.
    We couldn’t leave a comment on the goof who left his wallet at the scene of a robbery,But any jerk can comment on a tragic story like this.

  • Ase

    KD can’t keep up with the comments they want to delete, it takes a full time paid employee to censor the comments about blacks, idiot reporters and stupid politicians. KDKA can’t afford to pay

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