Deaths of elderly mother, son in eastern Pennsylvania row home investigated


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READING, Pennsylvania — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in an eastern Pennsylvania row home.

The Reading Eagle ( ) reports that police were called to the Reading residence on Saturday night.

Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner John Hollenbach said 79-year-old Mary Branford was pronounced dead at the scene just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Hollenbach said her 52-year-old son, Johnny Branford, was pronounced dead at the scene soon afterward.

Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies. Police have not said whether they consider the deaths suspicious.

Information from: Reading Eagle,

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