Monday, March 30, 2015
Autopsy: Northampton couple in murder-suicide dead at least one day
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015
A Northampton couple found shot to death in a murder-suicide were dead at least a day before their bodies were discovered Sunday, according to autopsy results released late Monday.
Boris Sereda, 65, did not leave a note explaining why he killed his wife, Inna, 61, before he turned the gun on himself, according to Bucks County Coroner Dr. Joseph Campbell. Each of them died from a single gunshot to the head, he added.
Their bodies were found shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday when the couple’s son-in-law went to check on them at their home in the 90 block of Lempa Road, police said. Their daughter became concerned after not hearing from her parents in a few days, Campbell said. The couple was found in a second-floor bedroom, police said.
The autopsy result confirmed what police suspected, that Boris Sereda — who owned a jewelry business on Jeweler’s Row in Center City Philadelphia — killed his wife before taking his own life. A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.
Northampton police have no history of domestic incidents involving the couple, Northampton Police Chief Michael Clark said.
While some neighbors said they believed Boris Sereda’s health had recently taken a turn for the worse, there was no hard medical evidence that either Sereda had any serious health problems, Campbell said. He added Boris Sereda had a past history of lymphoma and recently had been diagnosed with depression.