Mother, son murdered in Crescentville home

Phil­adelphia po­lice have re­leased few de­tails about the double murder of a wo­man and her adult son in­side their Cres­centville rowhome on Sunday.

Au­thor­it­ies iden­ti­fied the vic­tims as Donna Muller, 49, and Richard Muller, 22, of the 300 block of Stevens St. A re­l­at­ive re­portedly found the vic­tims at about 3:15 p.m. and called po­lice. 

Both had been shot in the back of the head. Donna was ly­ing in a second-floor hall­way, while Richard was in a bed­room. Para­med­ics pro­nounced them dead at the scene.

Chief In­spect­or Scott Small told news re­port­ers that po­lice found spent bul­let cas­ings at the scene. No weapon was re­covered. The home showed no signs of forced entry. It didn’t ap­pear as if any items were stolen. A motive for the slay­ings is not known.

Richard Muller re­portedly worked in the kit­chen at the La­fay­ette Re­deem­er home on Ver­ree Road and had re­cently earned an as­so­ci­ate’s de­gree from Man­or Col­lege in Jen­k­in­town. Both vic­tims were Car­din­al Dougherty High School gradu­ates.

Ac­cord­ing to news re­ports, at least one neigh­bor said he heard com­mo­tion out­side the Muller home dur­ing the pre­vi­ous night, al­though po­lice have placed the time of the shoot­ing at between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Po­lice ask that any­one with in­form­a­tion call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP. ••

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