Parents, daughter found dead in Montgomery County home

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Police in Montgomery County are investigating the deaths of a couple and their adult daughter.

Springfield Township police were called to a home on the 100 block of Erdenheim Road around 7:55 p.m. Monday for a requested wellness check.

Once inside, officers found Robert McIntyre, 71, Sheila Dolan, 71, and their daughter Julia McIntyre, 27, dead.

"This appears to be a family tragedy. Through our preliminary investigation, the daughter's fatal wound seems to be self-inflicted, although we are awaiting the autopsy results and the forensic pathologist's final determination before we say anything further," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a statement Wednesday.

"I'm very sad for the whole family. It's such a shock," said neighbor Anne Cianfrini.

Cianfrini said she had known Julia McIntyre for years and noticed unusual behavior.

"She hung out with my daughter and she had some issues. I don't know what her issues were but she had issues," said Cianfrini.

According to Julia McIntyre's Facebook page, she had attended Temple University and Montgomery County Community College. A spokesperson at the Springfield Township School District, confirmed Julia McIntyre graduated from Springfield Township High School in 2011 and worked as an assistant coach for the JV softball team in 2013 and 2014.

The couple leaves behind an adult son, according to the district attorney's office.

No further details have been released at this time.
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