Army Captain Sought In Connection With 4 Murders In Bucks County

WARWICK, Pa. (CBS) — Police say an Army Captain suspected in four killings was found dead in Bucks County.

After several tours of combat duty, Leonard Egland recently returned to Virginia, where he was believed to be on active duty in the US Army at Fort Lee. But authorities say the 37-year-old went on a killing spree — taking the lives of his ex-wife, her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s young son.

Bucks County DA David Heckler says they believe Egland then drove to Buckingham Township, where he shot and killed his former mother-in-law, 66-year-old Barbara Ruehl.

After a lengthy manhunt and intense standoff with police in the area of York and Almshouse Roads in Jamison, Egland was found dead Sunday afternoon.

Police say a rifle, hand gun and ammunition were found near his body.

Though Egland was killed of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, an investigation into his death is ongoing.

Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio, Oren Liebermann, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. DP says:

    I had no power on Sunday morning so I tuned to KYW news radio to hear what is going on. Hello? you mean to tell me that 15 to 20 seconds of air time could not be spared out of a 30 minute news broadcast to tell the people of Warwick Township Bucks County to stay in their homes and lock up because there was a suspected quadruple murderer in a police standoff just up the street? You covered Sports long enough every half hour to tell everyone that the Phillies / Marlins game was re-scheduled! 6ABC at least had it in the ticker why didn’t you?

  2. Zzbar says:

    I am more afraid of a shooter/killer running around then a storm with water. You would think with all the coverage by the Mayors and News People about the storm, they were afraid of water. As I think about it, maybe they are. Afraid of water, no shower, maybe that’s why they all stink.

  3. don says:

    Honestly! Not that I don’t appreciate all the time & effort that your people have put into the coverage of Irene, but enough is enough! I for one would like to know what else is going on in the world. Like let’s say an armed & dangerous murder running loose in Bucks/Montgomery Counties!! Give it a break!

  4. Jackie says:

    I agree with these comments. There is plenty of coverage on the flood situation. I think it is also important to report that the is a killer on the loose in our neighborhoods so people can be aware and stay safe!

    1. carey says:

      The guy is dead..just happened.

  5. Don says:

    No kidding!! My daughter, who is a student in Pittsburgh PA called to check on us because she heard about the murders and the murderer at large. I heard NOTHING!! You would think that it would be in our best interest to know that there is a dangerous man running around killing people including a police officer.

  6. Briskette says:

    Could this please get some airtime instead of looking at the places that flood every time we get rain! My sister and I both have creeks running through our back yards. We know about the rain and the flooding. It might be nice to know that there is a killer on the loose and you might want to wait on cleaning up the fallen branch until the swat team is out of the area! That is some actually important and helpful news! It it pretty apparent that reguardless of how much the flood gets covered there will be people who don’t have any sense about what they should or shouldn’t do in flood waters.

  7. MB says:

    HOW ABOUT SOME COVERAGE about this dangerous situation??? I know Irene is big news, but really? A killer is on the loose in our backyard and the place is swarming with SWAT teams and small artillery and all we see and hear about for a solid 2 hours is IRENE aftermath?? There are OTHER newsworthy things people need to know.

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