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Deaths of 2 in June mobile home fire ruled murder-suicide

December 17, 2018

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.

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This story has been corrected to correct that woman’s death wasruled homicide and to clarify that man’s death was ruled suicide.

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Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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