Butler-area couple dead after murder-suicide


BUTLER, Pa. (AP)

State police say a western Pennsylvania man and woman are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Troopers in Butler County went to the Center Township home at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in response to reports of a shooting.

Police said they found the body of 45-year-old Sonja Kummer lying on the ground outside the home with apparent gunshot wounds.

Troopers entered and found the body of 49-year-old Dean Vaughn Clawson. Police said he had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said both individuals were pronounced dead at the home.

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