Suspected Murder-Suicide in Schuylkill County

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MAHANOY CITY – An apparent murder-suicide is under investigation in Schuylkill County.

According to Mahanoy City Police, the bodies of Richard Weikel, 37, and his wife, Stephanie, 28, were found early Christmas morning.

Officers went to the apartment on North 10th Street after receiving a call from Richard Weikel’s ex-wife. She told police that Weikel said he had just killed Stephanie during an argument.

Police say the preliminary evidence indicates that Richard Weikel shot his wife and then shot himself.

Mahanoy City Police say the apparent murder-suicide happened sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. on Christmas Day.