December 31 – A husband and wife from Ruscombmanor township have died in what authorities said Friday was a murder-suicide this week.
State Police responded at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday for a home welfare check in the 300 block of Poplar Street after Berks County dispatchers received a 9-1-1 hang-up call.
Soldiers found Roger L. Anderson, 82, dead outside of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They found his 84-year-old wife, Phyllis, dead inside the house from multiple stab wounds that investigators determined were inflicted by her husband.
No autopsy was ordered.
Berks County Acting Coroner Jonn Hollenbach said on Friday that the death of Phyllis Anderson was a homicide and that the death of Roger Anderson was a suicide.
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