A man who killed a young Pennsylvania couple was found dead in Philadelphia Wednesday, authorities said.
Daniel Mooney died from a drug overdose in the city’s Kensington area hours after 28-year-old Tyler Roy and his wife, 27-year-old Christina Roy, were shot and stabbed multiples time in their Northampton Township home on Tuesday, officials said.
“They were young vibrant people who had a whole life ahead of them,” Bucks County First District Attorney Gregg Shore said at a press conference Wednesday. “They were in the process of remodeling their house, and was clear they were building a life for themselves.”
The couple married and bought their home in 2016.
Mooney, 26, stole Tyler Roy’s car after the killings and headed to Philadelphia where he was found dead, authorities said.
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office got a call from Philadelphia police on Wednesday reporting a man had entered the hospital and died from a drug overdose, Shore said.
Authorities then quickly identified him as Mooney, a former Northampton Township resident.
Investigators recovered the couple’s Ford Edge SUV and Mooney’s cell phone in northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday, officials said.
There was an arrest warrant for Mooney in the theft of another vehicle in Northampton Township on April 30. The stolen vehicle was recovered with damage.
A painter who entered the couple’s home Tuesday found one of their bodies, officials said. He called the police, who discovered the second body.
Mooney had no known relationship with the victims, Shore said.
There was no sign of forced entry into the Roys’ home, Northampton Police Chief Michael Clark said Tuesday.
“They seemed to be a nice couple that happened to be unfortunate victims in this case,” Clark said.