Somerset County man killed wife, then himself, Pennsylvania State Police say

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A Somerset County man fatally shot his wife twice in the chest before killing himself with a gunshot to the head, Pennsylvania State Police said today.

State police found the the bodies of 59-year-old Karen Harkcom and 57-year-old Michael Harkcom on Monday. Further investigation today concluded that the couple died in a killing and suicide.

Autopsies were conducted today.

State police Cpl. William Link told WJAC-TV that family members asked troopers to check on the couple’s welfare after being unable to contact them over the weekend.


Associated Press contributed. First Published December 17, 2013 10:59 AM


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