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February 16, 2022

Man, 78, found dead in Bucks County home, stepson identified as person of interest arrested

Brian Joseph Carey, 41, was taken into custody on Wednesday night on drug charges and is currently being held on $750,000 bail

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Brian Joseph Cary, 41, the stepson of the 78-year-old man found dead inside his Bristol Township, Bucks County home is sought by police for questioning in the man's death. The stepfather's body was found by police Tuesday night.

A 78-year-old man was found dead inside a Bristol Township home on Tuesday. The victim's stepson, who was identified as a person of interest in the investigation, was arrested on Wednesday night, authorities in Bucks County said.

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Brian Joseph Carey

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Brian Joseph Carey, 41, was arrested in Trumbauersville and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities saidHe is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility and his bail has been set at $750,000, with 10% to apply. 

Authorities thanked members of the public for sharing information that helped them take Carey into custody.

The victim was identified as Joseph Michael Jakimowicz. Police found his body inside his residence at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday night when they were dispatched to the 700 block of Winder Drive, the D.A.'s office said.

Carey was believed to have been driving Jakimowicz's silver 2006 Chevy Trailblazer, which authorities said they later recovered in Philadelphia.

The homicide investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Bucks County Detectives at (215) 348-6354 or Bristol Township Detectives at (215) 785-4040. Tips can also be submitted online via the Bucks County District Attorney's website.

Note: This story was updated on Nov. 17, after it was published, to include details about the arrest of Brian Joseph Carey and the name of the man who was killed, Joseph Michael Jakimowicz.