A coroner has ruled the deaths of a Pennsylvania couple found dead in their home with chainsaw lacerations a murder-suicide, reports CBS Philly.
The station identifies the couple as 48-year-old Christopher Peppelman and 43-year-old Nicole Peppelman. Fox 4 News of Kansas City states Nicole Peppelman was 41. The man reportedly killed his wife by chainsaw, and then turned the chainsaw on himself.
Authorities say the Philadelphia-area husband and wife bled to death, according to ABC News.
They were found dead around 1 p.m. Tuesday by their 14-year-old son in their Lower Moreland Township home, reports the station.
Lower Moreland Township is about 16 miles northeast of Philadelphia, according to cbsnews.com.
Nicole Peppelman’s death was ruled a homicide. She reportedly died of an injury to her abdomen caused by a chainsaw. She was also stabbed and choked, according to the station.
Christopher Peppelman died of an injury to his abdomen and thigh caused by a chainsaw, reportedly a suicide.
(Updated article: age discrepancy on wife)