Couple found dead in local home after murder-suicide

New details emerge after police say man killed wife, then himself

NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A couple was found dead New Year’s Day in their North Union Township home after what Pennsylvania State Police are calling a murder-suicide.

Investigators identified the couple Friday as William and Tina Allen. Both were found shot to death in their bedroom.

Police said Tina came back to the house on Republic Street Wednesday morning. Not long after, a gunshot was heard.

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William and Tina Allen were found dead in their North Union Township home on New Year's Day after a murder-suicide.
William and Tina Allen were found dead in their North Union Township home on New Year's Day after a murder-suicide. (Facebook)

Relatives of the couple discovered the bedroom door was locked and became suspicious.

Tina was found on the bed. Authorities said William was found in a chair with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said William shot Tina twice and then killed himself.

Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower said a suicide note was found, but he did not elaborate on what it said.

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Neighbors said Tina was well-known in the community for which she cared deeply. They said she was heavily involved in politics and the community, even decorating Uniontown City Hall for Christmas and helping to raise money to get lighted decorations for downtown.

Bower knew her personally.

“She was probably one of the nicest women you’re going to run into. You’re not going to hear many stories contrary to that. She was very interested in the community,” Bower said.

Tina ran for clerk of courts last year, narrowly losing to her opponent in the general election.

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