Names released of 2 found dead outside Whitemarsh Township home

WHITEMARSH TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Authorities have released the names of the man and woman found dead outside a home in Whitemarsh Township, Pa.

The bodies of 84-year-old Ross Woodward and 81-year-old Rhoda Woodward were discovered by a postal worker on Tuesday morning.

The Montgomery County district attorney's office said on Wednesday a determination about the cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results.

No further details were released.

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Chopper 6 was over the scene of a homicide investigation in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County on December 4, 2018.

The discovery was made in the 500 block of S. Bethlehem Pike around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A short time later SWAT officers surrounded the home, and a team carrying shields entered through the front door.

Evidence markers were placed on and around the property, with a particular focus on the garage.

A large sign posted in front of the house read "Happy Transmission." A neighbor said the sign was in reference to a long-running feud the couple was having with an electrical transmission site across the street, a site they feared was transmitting some kind of electrical waves.

Investigators have said the Woodwards' deaths are suspicious, but they were not being investigated as homicides for now.

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SWAT activity in Whitemarsh, Montgomery County. Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on December 4, 2018.

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