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Murder-suicide in Clarion County takes lives of young couple


St. Petersburg, PA — Details are still limited, but two people were found dead in Clarion County in an apparent murder-suicide.

State Police in Clarion announced yesterday that they have been investigating since Sunday and believe that 22-year-old Jeremiah Heller shot and killed his girlfriend, 19-year-old Lexis Walker, before turning the gun on himself.

It happened at the apartment they shared in St. Petersburg, just west of Clarion, on Sunday morning.

Investigators are continuing to look into evidence found at the scene, as well as text messages between Heller and Walker.

Walker was a student at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School, and telephone or video conferencing grief counseling is available for students who would like to talk to someone.