The persons involved in the Federal St murder/suicide are identified 65 year old Charles J. Evans Jr. and his wife  67 year old Barbara J. Evans . The investigation revealed that Charles Evans Jr shot and killed his wife prior to turning the weapon on himself in an act of suicide.   

On 9/6/2017 Police responded to 65 N Federal St in order to check the welfare of the listed persons. It was later discovered that both were deceased upon CPD arrival. The investigation resulted in a finding of Murder/Suicide as was determined by the joint investigation between the Franklin County Coroner's Office and the Chambersburg Police Department.


On 9-6-2017 The Chambersburg Police Department responded the Unit Block of N. Federal St in the Borough of Chambersburg in order to check the welfare of the residents of a single family home. Chambersburg Police Department  Detectives and the Franklin County Coroner's Office were summoned to the scene for an investigation relating to two decedents that were discovered within the residence. The investigation resulted in a finding of murder/suicide.

The incident is isolated to the parties discovered at the scene, within the residence. This incident posed no danger to any other members of the public at large.  

Incident Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:14pm

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Unit Block N. Federal St
Chambersburg, PA 17201