Murder-suicide in Berks Co.

May 5, 2008 6:17:11 AM PDT
A man and woman have been found shot to death in a home in Berks County, and the coroner has ruled it a murder-suicide.

State and local police were called to the house in Douglass Township shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday after the bodies of 36-year-old Edward Moore Jr. and 45-year-old Lori Ann Hauser were found by a family member.

Berks County Deputy Coroner Jonn Hollenbach says investigators have determined that Moore shot Hauser once in the head with a handgun and then turned the gun on himself.

Investigators say the couple had been dead for 24 to 48 hours before the bodies were discovered.

Hollenbach says each died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Information from: Reading Eagle,