LOWER MORELAND TWP., Pa. (CBS) — A coroner has ruled the deaths of a Montgomery County couple who were found inside their home by their teenage son a murder-suicide.
The bodies of 48-year-old Christopher Peppelman and 43-year-old Nicole Peppelman were found in their Lower Moreland home by their 14-year-old son Tuesday.READ MORE: First Responders, Family, Friends Attend Viewing For Fallen Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson In South Philadelphia
According to the coroner, Nicole Peppelman died of an injury to her abdomen caused by a chainsaw. In addition, the coroner ruled she was stabbed and choked. Her death has been ruled a homicide.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Woman Dies During Crash In Philadelphia's Mayfair Section
The coroner ruled that Christoper Peppelman died of an injury to his abdomen and thigh that was caused by a chainsaw. His death has been ruled a suicide.MORE NEWS: GUIDE: Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Philadelphia Region
Neighbors who spoke to Eyewitness News in the area said the couple had a long history of domestic disputes and that they had three children.