After their dismembered bodies were discovered in their Jenkintown, Pa. home, a woman was arrested and charged with their murder.
Verity Beck, 43, is being held without bail after being charged with first-degree murder and third-degree murder.
Police were called to the home on the 1100 block of Beverly Road on Tuesday night, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.
Reid Beck, 73, and Miriam Beck, 72, were discovered dead in this location.
Their son arrived at the house earlier in the night and discovered what appeared to be a body under a blanket, according to the criminal complaint.
According to investigators, he spoke with his sister for about 30 minutes. According to police, Verity Beck told her brother that things had “been bad” at the house.
According to investigators, her brother told Verity that she needed to call the police, and Verity responded that she needed “more time.”
According to police, the brother left, returned home, and dialed 911.
Officers entered the home and discovered a body tightly wrapped in a white bed sheet, as well as evidence of a second deceased person, according to Steele.
“There were signs of severe trauma,” Steele said.
When officers entered the home, they allegedly asked Verity Beck, “Where are your parents?” “They’re dead,” she allegedly replied.
According to Steele, a chainsaw was found near one of the bodies, and both victims were in “various stages of dismemberment.”
“Verity used this chainsaw to cut up her parents’ bodies and hide them in trash bags. They were in two different trash cans “Steele stated.
The Action Cam was on the scene as Montgomery County Coroner’s Office officials removed a trashcan covered in red plastic from the scene.
Both victims died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the coroner. According to Steele, several firearms were recovered from the home.
According to investigators, Beck lived in the house with her parents.
Officers also discovered a large safe with drill marks in the second floor master bedroom, according to police. According to investigators, it appears that someone without a key or combination was attempting to gain access to it.
Investigators believe the couple was murdered on January 7, according to the criminal complaint, after discovering unread newspapers with that date. Investigators believe that was also the last time their son spoke to his mother.
The reason for the murder is unknown at this time.
“I’m completely taken aback. It’s a peaceful neighbourhood. A great neighbourhood, place to raise your child, quiet neighbourhood, friendly kids all over the place, lots of dogs “Linda Cranney, a neighbour, spoke up. “I’m taken aback.”