LYCOMING COUNTY — Investigators say a woman who committed suicide during a police car chase possibly killed a 77-year old man hours before in Lycoming County.
State police believe blood and gun evidence found inside a silver Mitsubishi shows that the car’s owner, Jacqueline Delguercio, 28, shot and killed her passenger, Edward White, 77.
Police believe White’s murder took place Saturday night inside Delguercio’s car; investigators say the next morning, Delguercio shot herself after a car chase with police.
Police searched Delguercio’s home in Williamsport, leaving neighbors trying to piece together what happened.
“I had to ask a few questions and was told I’ll find out in the paper or on the news,” said Lori Russell.
“When I heard about it, that guy being killed, I kind of knew that it was connected and my friend and I were just talking about that yesterday,” said Evan Bryant.
Investigators say surveillance video from the Wal-Mart in Montoursville showed White getting into Delguercio’s car around 9:30 Saturday night.
White’s body was found just a few hours later on a road near a cemetery in the borough with gunshot wounds in his head and hip.
“There’s no words of what was going through my mind. I didn’t want to believe. I was, like, in denial. I didn’t want to believe it,” said Amber White, the victim’s niece. “I thought, well, any minute he’ll come back through that door. Now I know he’s not.”
On Sunday morning, a Williamsport police officer saw Delguercio’s car near her home and a pursuit began.
Police say it ended when Delguercioshot herself in the car and crashed into a building along a road called the Golden Strip in Loyalsock Township.
“She was a nice lady from what I’d seen, but you can’t always go by what you see. Looks can be deceiving I guess,” said Bryant.
During the course of this investigation, state police learned that Delguercio was already wanted for a parole violation and for allegedly stealing a 9 millimeter gun.
Police say the same type of gun was found in her car after her suicide.