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Posted on: March 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mount Joy Township Couple Killed by Gunfire in Murder-Suicide


Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide resulting in the deaths of a Mount Joy Township couple.

Glenn Morris, 78, and his wife, Janet Morris, 76, were found deceased Thursday in their home at 990 Hershey Road.

It was determined both died of single gunshot wounds to the head. A neighbor found them in their bed late Thursday afternoon.

Northwest Regional Police Department, in consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, are considering the incident to be a murder-suicide.

There were no signs of forced entry in the home or signs of a struggle. No one else lived at the home.

The investigation thus far has showed Glenn Morris first shot his wife, then shot himself, as they were both in bed.

That said, the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the decedents is asked to contact Northwest Regional police at 717-367-8481.

A close relative of the couple was the last person to see them alive, when the relative visited the Hershey Road home on Tuesday.

Neighbors became concerned when they noticed the Morrises had not taken their trash in from Wednesday morning pickup, and their mail had piled up in the mailbox.

A neighbor, using a spare key, entered the locked home and found the couple deceased in their bed Thursday about 4 p.m.

Police were called immediately and processed the scene and interviewed neighbors and relatives.

To reiterate, the investigation is ongoing, but there is nothing to indicate the public is in any danger.

A motive for the shootings is still being investigated.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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