“Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele and Whitemarsh Township Police Chief Christopher Ward identified the two individuals found deceased on December 4th as Ross Woodward, 84, and Rhoda Woodward, 81, both of 540 South Bethlehem Pike in Whitemarsh Township,” according to a statement released by the District Attorney this afternoon.
“The autopsies were performed today by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office,” the statement continued. “Cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results.”
Yesterday, officials from Montgomery County and Whitemarsh Township announced a “joint investigation into the December 4th deaths of two elderly people outside of a residence at 540 South Bethlehem Pike in Whitemarsh Township.”
According to that statement from yesterday, “At 11:11 a.m. today, Whitemarsh Township Police responded to the residence for a report of two bodies being discovered by a U.S. Postal Service worker. Police officers arrived on scene and located a deceased female and deceased male outside of the home. The Montgomery County Detective Bureau and Whitemarsh Township Police are conducting a joint investigation into these deaths.”
Both law enforcement entities are asking that “anyone with information regarding these deaths is asked to call the Whitemarsh Township Police Department at 610-825-6530 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368.”
The photograph is provided courtesy of More Than The Curve, 2018.