Wednesday, July 23
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — County police are treating a Pittsburgh-area man's death as a homicide now that an autopsy shows he was shot in the head and neck before his fiancee returned home to find him dead.
Allegheny County police say 59-year-old John Parkes Jr. was last seen alive when his fiancee left their Kennedy Township home about 11 a.m. Monday. She returned to find him wounded on their living room floor about four hours later.
County homicide detectives have said there was no sign anybody forced their way into the home before Parkes' fiancee returned. Neighbors have been surprised because Parkes lived in the middle-class bedroom community for years and appeared to get along well with his neighbors.