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Police: Man sought in Poconos slayings kills self

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man being sought in the deaths of an elderly couple at a resort in the Pocono mountains shot and killed himself after a brief chase in another county.

State police in Carbon County were seeking a silver Cadillac taken from the Split Rock Resort home where 77-year-old John Carnochan and 75-year-old Mildred Carnochan were found dead Saturday afternoon.

Police in Northumberland County were checking a Snydertown home for the missing car at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when they spotted it and gave chase. Officers stopped the car on Route 61 in Coal Township, and officials say after a brief standoff the driver shot himself. He was identified as 30-year-old Greg Demage of Jim Thorpe. Police have not commented on his connection to the victims.

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