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.