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Young couple found dead in Clarion County apartment

April 27, 2020 News Extra

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The gunshot deaths of a young couple in western Clarion County are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide, state police said.

Authorities identified the couple as Jeremiah P. Heller, 22, and Lexis Walker, 19. Police believe the couple died early Sunday evening.

Family members discovered the bodies at the apartment the couple shared on Main Street in St. Petersburg, authorities said. Both died of gunshot wounds, police said.

A black pistol was found near them, and two spent casings discovered between them, according to authorities.

Police said they believe they know who the shooter was, but declined to elaborate, citing the ongoing investigation.

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