A married couple found dead in a Pennsylvania home last month were stabbed to death and were shot after they died, according to updates this week by police.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the bodies of 28-year-old Tyler Roy and 27-year-old Christina Roy were found by a house painter on April 30 in their Churchville residence. At the time, a cause of death was not announced pending the completion of autopsies.
There was no evidence of forced entry into the residence, according to police at the time.
The suspect in their death, 26-year-old Daniel Keith Mooney, was found dead the following day of a suspected overdose.
In an update on Monday, Bucks County prosecutors confirmed than medical examiners determined both victims died of multiple stab wounds. Gunshots found in the bodies were inflicted postmortem, officials say.
According to police reports, the suspect is believed to have remained in the home after the victims’ deaths for an undetermined amount of time.
A childhood acquaintance of the suspect said Mooney “struggled growing up” and “had some mental health issues.”
There is still no clear motive or even a connection between the Roys and Mooney. Police believe the suspect used Tyler Roy’s rifle to shoot him and his wife.
Despite the brutality of the murder, police do not believe there is any continuing threat to the community.
“Our team is unequivocally convinced that [Mooney] killed the victims and he acted alone,” Bucks County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Greg Shore said. “Both victims have been stabbed multiple times and both victims were shot. It’s clear there was a struggle in the upstairs of the home.”
[Featured Image: Daniel Mooney/Bucks County District Attorney; Tyler and Christina Roy/Facebook]