Elderly couple dead in Moon; murder-suicide suspected

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A husband is believed to have killed his wife today before killing himself in their Moon home, Allegheny County police said.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said the deceased are Donald and Nancy Whiteside, both 82.

Their son found them at the home in the 1000 block of Sandhurst Drive, county police Lt. Andrew Schurman said. Police responded around 2:45 p.m.

Lt. Schurman said said the wife had dementia.

"A note was left, presumably by the deceased's husband for the police," Moon police Chief Leo P. McCarthy wrote in a news release. Lt. Schurman would not comment on the note.

Police would not state how the Whitesides died. The medical examiner's office will conduct autopsies.


Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published July 8, 2014 12:00 AM


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