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national lead

December 16th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Suspect in family massacre found dead

(CNN) – The body of a Pennsylvania man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws has been found, with apparent self-inflicted wounds, authorities said Tuesday.

Bradley William Stone, a former Marine reservist, had been on the run since Monday's slayings shook small communities north of Philadelphia.

His body was found in a wooded area about 1/2 mile from his home in Pennsburg, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. It was not immediately clear how long the remains had been there.

Although a final report from the coroner is pending, Stone appears to have died from self-inflicted cutting wounds, in the center of his body, Ferman said.

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national lead

October 31st, 2014
05:48 PM ET

Life in northeast Pa. resumes as search ends for trooper-killing suspect Frein

Milford, Pennsylvania (CNN) - After 48 days of living with helicopters, heavily armed police officers, the rumors and constant questions - where is he? - the people of northeast Pennsylvania can finally relax.

The manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper, is over. Heavily armed U.S. marshals captured Frein on Thursday night and turned him over to state police, who slapped the slain officer's cuffs on him, put him in the back of the trooper's squad car and sent him back to the barracks where the ambush occurred.

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world lead

April 29th, 2014
05:53 PM ET

Searchers dispute company's claim that it may have found aircraft wreckage

Near Perth, Australia (CNN) - A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.

The reasons for the skepticism are obvious - the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in the Bay of Bengal, is several thousand miles away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the multinational search, dismissed the claim.

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