Authorities Investigating Double Murder on Arch Street
Police reportedly suspected a murder-suicide initially, but evidence suggests the victims were killed by an unidentified suspect or suspects.
Authorities told the Herald that police responded to a call of an unresponsive subject on the scene shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, and discovered the man and woman, both described as black and in their mid twenties to early thirties, lying on the floor on their backs in a room on the second floor of a rooming house.
“It doesn’t appear to be a murder-suicide,” Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono told the Herald. “We initially thought it was, but that does not appear to be the case. We are treating this as a double-murder. You never know for sure, but right now, it doesn’t look like it. Instead, we are looking at our first murder since, I think, last August. That’s a pretty significant stretch of time, but I was really hoping to get through the year without one.”
No word on a time of death for the two victims or if they were residents of the room they were found in.
Norristown Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.