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Teen Finds Parents Dead With Chainsaw Lacerations Inside Montgomery County Home

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    Police Still Investigating Montco Couple's Chainsaw Deaths

    An autopsy will be performed Wednesday as investigators try to piece together what exactly happened inside the Lower Moreland home. (Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

    A community is in mourning after a teen boy discovered his parents dead with wounds from a chainsaw inside a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, home Tuesday.

    "It strikes home," said Eric Shallcross, a family friend. "It's unbelievable."

    The 14-year-old boy told police he found his parents unresponsive inside their home on the 1100 block of Country Lane in Lower Moreland around 12:50 p.m. Investigators said the victims, a 48-year-old man and his 43-year-old wife, had lacerations from a chainsaw that was found lying nearby. 

    Prosecutors confirmed one of the deaths was a homicide while the other is under investigation. Officials also say they are not searching for any suspects in the case.

    Police Digging for More Info Into Chainsaw Deaths

    [PHI] Police Digging for More Info Into Chainsaw Deaths
    A day after a teenage boy found his parent's dead in their Lower Moreland home, police are searching for more details into what led to this tragedy.
    (Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

    Police are not identifying the couple pending the notification of all family members.

    Aside from their 14-year-old son, the couple had two other boys who were not in the home when they were found dead. Eric Carswell, the pastor of Bryn Athyn Church, was teaching religion class to one of the children when the school learned about the incident.

    "This is not what we would wish for anybody," Carswell said. "I'm very grateful for a sense that the boys have an extended family that is really taking good care of them."

    Friends of the victims gathered at Bryn Athyn Cathedral Tuesday night for a prayer vigil.

    Friends also told NBC10 there were problems in the couple's marriage.

    "I knew they had some complications with their marriage," Shallcross said. "But a lot of marriages do. Most marriages do, I'm sure."

    Couple Found Dead With Wounds From Chainsaw

    [PHI] Couple Found Dead With Wounds From Chainsaw
    A son found the bodies of his parents in their Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania home Tuesday. Police say one of the victims' death is being treated as a homicide. NBC10's George Spencer reports on the latest details.
    (Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015)

    An autopsy on the couple is scheduled for Wednesday, said prosecutors.