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Family Dies In Murder-Suicide Pact In West Manchester Twp. Backyard: Coroner

The backyard where the family was found dead in the 2000 block of Loman Avenue in Shiloh, West Manchester Township.
The backyard where the family was found dead in the 2000 block of Loman Avenue in Shiloh, West Manchester Township. Photo Credit: Google Maps (Street View)

A family of three was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their backyard in York County on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, authorities say. 

James A. Daub, 62, Deborah A. Daub, 59, and Morgan E. Daub, 26 of 2098 Loman Avenue, were identified as the people found dead, according to an updated release by the West Manchester Township police the following day at 11 a.m. 

Two coroners were requested to the  Loman Avenue near the intersection of Derry Road and Thelon Drive in West Manchester Township at 11:17 a.m., according to York County Emergency Management. 

When Deputy Coroner Michele Kirchner and Chief Deputy Coroner Tania Zech arrived at the home in Shiloh, the Daubs deceased at 11:54 a.m., according to a release by the York County coroner's office around 11 p.m. that night. 

The parents were each shot once in the head, and then their daughter turned the gun on herself, so the manners of death were ruled homicide and suicide, as detailed in an updated release by the coroner's office just before noon the following day. 

The coroner's office states in the release, adding that "there will be no autopsies, and the public should not fear for their safety."

The county's forensic unit was called to the scene but West Manchester Township police are leading the investigation and the department plans to release more details at a later date. 

This is the second multiple fatality incident in York County on Wednesday, Jan. 25. You can read about the other incident here

Editor's Note: Daily Voice originally reported this as a crash per information provided by York County Emergency Management dispatchers, but this article was updated within an hour of the release of new information from police and the coroner's office. 

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