Officials: Death of West Chester couple apparent murder-suicide

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There are 11 municipal police departments in Butler County.

West Chester police are continuing to investigate the deaths of a couple found dead Tuesday night in their home, and officials now say the incident was an apparent murder-suicide.

The 73-year-old husband and his wife, 72, were found by their son about 8:25 p.m. in the 8800 block of Revere Run. A note was found at the scene.

According to the son in his 911 call, neighbors were worried about the couple because trash cans were left out. When the son went to check on them, they were dead. The son told dispatchers his father had been undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Butler County Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death and autopsies are being performed today.