State Trooper, Wife Killed in Pennsylvania Murder-Suicide

    March 29, 2013

A former state trooper murdered his wife before committing suicide near Philipsburg, Pennsylvania on Thursday.

Local news station WTAJ is reporting that 51-year-old Mark Miscavish shot and killed his wife, Traci Miscavish at the Country Market store where she worked. Mark had retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in recent years.

Mark was reported to have entered the front doors of the store, walked upstairs to where Traci worked, and shot her twice with a shotgun. He then shot himself. Both were found dead when first responders arrived.

The two had reportedly been separated since January. According to a Reuters report, Traci had filed for divorce in the past week. Mark had reportedly been arrested in January for attempting to capture his wife with duct tape and threatening to kill her with a handgun. Traci was awarded a protection-from-abuse order following the incident.

Police are still investigating the murder, making sure that Mark acted alone in the murder-suicide.