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Police seize guns, bedding in suspicious death case

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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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