“In the quiet of a suburban neighborhood, a tragic discovery shook the community to its core. On January 25th, 2022, in the small town of York County, a family of three was found lifeless in their backyard.

The coroner’s office would later reveal that the Daub family, James A. Daub, 62, Deborah A. Daub, 59, and their beloved daughter Morgan E. Daub, 26, had made the heart-wrenching decision to enter into a suicide pact.

The bodies were discovered by a passerby, behind the family’s home on Loman Avenue in West Manchester Township, at the unspeakably early hour of 11:15 am.

As news of the tragedy spread, the community was left reeling with shock and grief.

The Daub family, known for their kindness and generosity, had been pillars of the community for decades. Neighbors and friends were left struggling to understand how such a loving and seemingly happy family could have been driven to take such drastic measures.

As the investigation into the tragedy continues, questions linger about what could have led a family to make such a devastating decision. In this small town, where everyone knows each other, the loss of the Daub family has left a void that will never be filled.

The tragedy serves as a stark reminder that even in the most idyllic of communities, pain and suffering can lurk behind closed doors.

The Daub family’s passing serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and the need to reach out to those who may be struggling in silence.”

The York County Coroner’s Office ruled the parents’ deaths as homicides. The daughter died by suicide. All three perished from a gunshot wound. An investigation and evidence found at the scene indicated that the three family members had pre-planned their deaths, a news release states.

No autopsies will be done because no criminal charges will be filed and the investigation is consistent with evidence found at the scene, the release states.

Detectives have not determined the sequence of events regarding the deaths of the family members, Chief John Snyder said. He declined to get into details about the kind or the number of weapons used.

Investigators are using ballistics and other forensic testing as part of the investigation to figure out what happened, he said.

It’s difficult to give a timeline on when detectives will be finished with the investigation, Snyder said. The department continues to receive phone calls about the case.

The Daubs lived in a red brick split-level at the entrance of a cul-de-sac. A blue Honda Civic was parked in the driveway. A small brass placard by the doorbell read: “May God’s blessing rest upon this house and all who dwell in it! May all who enter this house also be blessed!”

Some residents in the neighborhood declined to comment on Friday.