JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania – Verity Beck, a 49-year-old woman, has been arrested and charged with the murder of her parents after their dismembered bodies were found in their Jenkintown, Pa home.
Beck has been charged with first-degree murder and third-degree murder, and is being held without bail.
According to the Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele, police were called to the home on the 1100 block of Beverly Road around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday by a family member who had not heard from the couple, both 73 and 72-year-old, in over a week.
Upon entering the home, officers found one body tightly wrapped in a white bed sheet and evidence of a second deceased person. A chainsaw was found near one of the bodies, both victims were in various stages of dismemberment.
“There were signs of extreme trauma present,” Steele said, per WPVI.
The coroner determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
Several firearms were also recovered from the home, and Beck lived in the home with her parents.
A motive for the crime remains unknown.
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