Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in Bucks

Inquirer staff writer Larry King reports:

Police in Bucks County are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving two middle-aged men in an upscale home in Solebury Township.

Authorities have not released the names of the men, pending notification of next-of-kin, but said both died of gunshot wounds. The bodies were discovered this morning when a housekeeper arrived to clean the home in the 6100 block of Old York Road.

First Assistant District Attorney David Zellis said one of the men, a 48-year-old accountant, was found lying in the garage, shot multiple times. The housekeeper continued into the house, and found the second man, a 50-year-old pharmacist, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, in the bed of an upstairs master bedroom.

In between were broken furniture, blood and other signs of a violent struggle, Zellis said. He described the men as longtime life partners who had no known history of domestic violence.

The 50-year-old, however, had been involved in a suspected drunken-driving accident just before 3 a.m. yesterday, in which he crashed his car into a guardrail on nearby Aquetong Road. His partner picked him up from the police station and took him home after the incident, authorities said.

It was the last time either was seen alive.



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