Coroner identifies two dead in murder, suicide outside Susquehanna Township movie theater


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two people were found dead in what the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office is calling a murder-suicide.

The coroner has identified the bodies as Kelly Kearn, 40, and Julian Kearn, 49.

The District Attorney Fran Chardo believes the couple was married at one time but have since been separated. Chardo believes that Julian Kearn shot Kelly and then himself.

Chardo said, “There was a posting by the murderer shortly before or right around the time of the killing that expressed his intent to do this and take his own life.”

The incident happened in the parking lot of Regal Cinemas in Susquehanna Township around 8:45 p.m. Monday.

The theater was open the entire time and no one there was injured.

Julian Kearn posted the long letter on facebook and Chardo says that the public was not in danger. Susquehanna Township police say Kearn lured Kelly to the scene

Chardo said, “They met at the edge of the parking lot to exchange property or something like that and that is when he took violent action against her and then took his own life.”

Police say when officers arrived, a man and a woman were found dead on the ground from apparent gunshot wounds.

Chardo said that Kelly is from West shore and Julian is from Florida.

Police said there were no officers on duty at the movie theater as there often are during big events or on the weekends.

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