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March 31, 2015

Autopsy: Montco couple found dead, cut by chainsaw ruled murder, suicide

A husband and wife were found brutally mutilated in a home in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, on Tuesday, 6ABC reports.

Police responded to the home on the 1100 block of Country Lane after the couple's young son found his parents and called for help around 1 p.m., 6ABC reports

According to 6ABC, the couple have been identified as Chris, 48, and Nicole Peppelman, 43. The Peppelmans ran an excavating company in nearby Huntingdon Valley.

An autopsy revealed the nature of the couple's deaths Wednesday, reports. Nicole Peppelman's death was ruled a homicide, caused by gaping sharp force injuries to her abdomen, choking and stabbing. Christopher Peppelman's death was ruled a suicide, caused by gaping sharp force injuries to his abdomen and right thigh. 

Police say the cuts were caused by a chainsaw.

Read the full report from 6ABC here.

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