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Apparent double homicide and suicide in East Marlborough Township

04/25/2022 11:21PM ● By Steven Hoffman
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the East Marlborough Township Police Department announced that three people are dead after an apparent double homicide and suicide on April 25. Two adults and a child were found dead at the scene at a home on Federal Walk in Kennett Square.
East Marlborough Township Police responded to a well-being check at a residence on Federal Walk in Kennett Square. When they arrived, police found a 55-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman, and their 12-year-old child dead of apparent gunshot wounds. 
Multiple cartridge casings were found at the scene. A semi-automatic handgun was observed on the floor near the male. Detectives learned that there was a history of domestic violence. 
Chester County Detectives and East Marlborough Police are investigating the incident. 
District Attorney Deb Ryan said, “This is an inconceivable tragedy for the victims’ family, their loved ones, and our community. We will use all our resources to determine why this heartbreaking and senseless incident happened. This is an ongoing investigation and we will update the public as soon as possible.” 
East Marlborough Township Police Chief Robert Clarke said, “We are doing a thorough investigation into the events that led up to this horrible incident. While residents may be feeling uneasy in light of this event, I assure everyone that community safety is our number-one priority.” 
Contact Chester County Detective Christine Bleiler at 610-344-6866 or Sgt. Kevin Urbany at 610-444-5075 if you have any information about this investigation. 
If you feel unsafe around someone you love, contact the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County’s 24/7 hotline at 888-711-6270 or 610-431-1430. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.