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Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

2 years 5 months 1 week ago December 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014 Wednesday, December 17 2014 December 17, 2014 5:24 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

PENNSBURG, PA - An ex-Marine's suicide has ended a rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle.

Authorities say 35-year-old Bradley Stone's body was found Tuesday in woods near his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. They say he died of self-inflicted stab wounds.

Schools in the area that closed during the day-and-a-half manhunt are expected to reopen Wednesday.

Authorities say Stone broke into three homes early Monday and killed his ex-wife; her mother and grandmother; and her sister, brother-in-law and 14-year-old niece. They say a 17-year-old nephew survived by barricading himself in the third floor of his house, but not before he suffered a gaping head wound.

Neighbors say it's a relief he can't harm anyone else.

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