Coroner IDs Conewago Township couple killed in murder-suicide

CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa.–The York County coroner’s office has released the names of the couple killed in a murder-suicide in Conewago Township on Wednesday afternoon.

Marsha Stewart, 40, was shot multiple times inside her home along the 100 block of Stone Gate Drive, according to investigators.

The coroner was dispatched to to the scene just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for a reported domestic-related fatality involving two deaths.

Authorities say Marsha’s husband, 50-year-old Courtney Stewart, was also found inside the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

According to authorities, Marsha had recently moved out of the residence and had returned Tuesday and Wednesday to retrieve belongings. They had investigated one prior incident of domestic abuse at the residence: in 2016 when Courtney was arrested after punching Marsha in the face.

The couple’s children were home at the time of the incident, authorities add. One child told a neighbor that her parents were fighting. The children didn’t witness the incident and were not injured, authorities say. They’re both now in the care of relatives.

Northern York County Regional Police Department is investigating.

Anyone with information should contact the police department at 717-467-8355 or via email: tips@nycrpd.org.

This story has been updated from its previous version. 

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