Friday, February 1 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-02-01 17:18:34 GMT
The Dauphin County Coroner says 22-year-old Jessica Meck died of a gunshot wound early Thursday morning. Graham Hetrick say he has not yet determined if the nature of the shooting was homicide, suicideMore >>
The Dauphin County Coroner says 22-year-old Jessica Meck died of a gunshot wound early Thursday morning. More >>
Thursday, January 31 2013 11:22 AM EST2013-01-31 16:22:42 GMT
Police are investigating a suspicious death in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County.The death occurred inside a home in the 100 block of Lincoln Place, near the village of Paxtonia.abc27 News has learnedMore >>
Police are investigating a suspicious death at a home in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County.More >>
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
The husband of a 22-year-old woman found dead in her Lower Paxton Township home last week told police he was awakened by the sound of a gunshot and found his wife in bed next to him with a bullet wound to her chest, according to court documents.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for a search warrant at 111 Lincoln Place, Jessica Meck's husband John called 911 to report the incident during the early morning of January 31 and responding officers found Meck dead on a mattress on the floor.
A blood-stained green towel was on her chest and a blood-stained pillow that appeared to have a bullet hole was near her body, the document states.
Police in the document said a metal-handled kitchen knife was next to Meck's body and a black semi-automatic handgun was on the floor.
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of Meck's death and have not yet determined whether the shooting was a homicide, suicide or accidental. Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick has said the full investigation could take several weeks.
Meck, a mother of two, lived in the home with her parents, husband and children, as well as a sister and brother-in-law.
The application for the search warrant, obtained Monday by abc27 News, indicates that police seized as evidence a .40-caliber handgun and a spent bullet casing, the blood-stained bedding and kitchen knife, two laptop computers and a cell phone.
A .22-caliber revolver and a pocket knife were also seized from the home.
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The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>