Autopsy Scheduled Today for Distant Couple Found Dead in Snow

distant-1DISTANT, Pa. (EYT) – An autopsy has been scheduled this afternoon after two dead bodies were found in the snow at a residence in Distant on Sunday.

Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers identified the victims as 64-year-old Kenneth Steffey and 61-year-old Linda Cook, who lived at the residence for approximately 20 years.

According to Southern Clarion County Regional Police Chief Scott Ryan, an autopsy is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

Chief Ryan was unable to release details of the incident; however, he stated the incident was not a shooting.

Yesterday around 2:39 p.m. Armstrong County 911 dispatched Kittanning-based State Police to a residence along Route 28/66 after a report was received from a family member that the couple were found unresponsive in the snow.

Heavy police and emergency personnel activity was reported in the area.

An eyewitness who lives near the scene told exploreClarion.com that approximately ten PA State Police vehicles remained on the scene as of Sunday evening.

According to the eyewitness, authorities appeared to be canvassing the area and had setup large tents around the property.

Armstrong County District Attorney Scott J. Andreassi was also on the scene.

Distant Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for traffic control.

Route 28/66 was closed between Pheasant Farm Road and Cherry Street for several hours.

Authorities declined to release specific details on the incident.

No further details are available at this time.

Stay with exploreClarion.com for updates on this developing story.

Photo by CJ Cassel.

Photos by CJ Cassel.


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