ELDERSVILLE (KDKA/AP) – Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Washington County.
The Washington County coroner’s office said Lorraine Smith died of a gunshot wound from Edward Smith Jr., who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both were 53.READ MORE: PPG Paints Arena Welcomes Back Pittsburgh Penguins Fans
The manner of death for both was pending autopsies.
Investigators say the two died sometime between Tuesday afternoon and early this morning.
According to state police, Edward’s father found the bodies of his son and daughter-in-law just before 8:30 a.m. in their home along Church Street in Eldersville, Jefferson Township.
State police say he went to check on the couple after getting a call from his son’s boss saying Edward had not shown up for work that morning.READ MORE: 2 Flown To Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash In Westmoreland County
Edward was found dead in the living room of the home, and Lorraine’s body was found in a bedroom.
State police are investigating the case.
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