Sunday, February 24, 2013
COGAN STATION, Pa. — Authorities in central Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a burning sport utility vehicle as a possible murder-suicide.
Officials in Lycoming County told The (Williamsport) Sun-Gazette that the bodies of 42-year-old Seth Snyder of Hepburn Township and 38-year-old Cherilyn Kephart were found in the SUV outside his parents’ home along route 973.
Chief William Solomon of the Old Lycoming Township police department says investigators believe Snyder used an accelerant to set the fire at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
Court records indicate that he had been arrested last fall on a charge of assaulting the victim. Under a protection from abuse order later granted to her, the two were to have no contact other than exchanging custody of their two young children.