Deaths of 2 in June mobile home fire ruled murder-suicide
MOHRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found after fire gutted a mobile home in eastern Pennsylvania earlier this year have been ruled a murder-suicide.
State police in Berks County said 57-year-old Scott Taulker and 74-year-old Maureen Taulker were found dead after early morning blaze June 6 in Centre Township near Centerport.
The Reading Eagle reports that after months of investigation involving multiple interviews and careful examination of the scene, a state police fire marshal concluded that the man used a lighter to facilitate his suicide.
The woman was asleep and unable to escape, and her death was ruled a homicide. Three dogs and at least two cats were also found dead after the fire.
This story has been corrected to correct that woman’s death wasruled homicide and to clarify that man’s death was ruled suicide.
Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/