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Man Accused of Murdering Brother Inside Elkins Park Home

Jamison Bachman, 60, of Philadelphia, is charged in the death of his brother Harry Bachman, 64.

A man is accused of murdering his brother inside an Elkins Park home.

Jamison Bachman, 60, of Philadelphia, is charged with first- and third-degree murder, as well as identity theft charges, in the death of his brother Harry Bachman, 64.

On Saturday around 12:15 p.m., Cheltenham Police were called to a home on the 400 block of North Sterling Road in Elkins Park to check the well-being of the resident, identified as Harry Bachman. Investigators say Harry Bachman was supposed to meet a family member Friday night but never showed up.


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When police arrived at the home, they were met by a family member who had a key to the house. As police searched inside they found Harry Bachman's body in the basement. Investigators say there were signs of a violent struggle and the victim appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to the head and body. Police also say the person who murdered him stole his red Ford Escape from the driveway.

Cheltenham Township detectives as well as the Montgomery County Detective Bureau investigated the murder and determined that the victim's brother, Jamison Bachman, was the suspect. Investigators say they found Harry Bachman's vehicle in the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn Hotel in Upper Moreland Township. The Montgomery County SWAT-Eastern Region then served an arrest warrant at the hotel and found Jamison Bachman inside, police said.

Jamison Bachman was arrested without incident and charged with murder.

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Jamison Bachman faces murder charges in the Nov. 4, 2017 death of his brother, Harry Bachman, inside an Elkins Park home.

Police have not yet revealed a motive in the murder.

Jamison Bachman remained behind bars without bail Monday after being arraigned Sunday night. Online court records don't list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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