The Pennsylvania shooter who allegedly killed six people in Montgomery County was reportedly found dead in a wooded area Tuesday, WCAU wrote. Bradley William Stone, 35, is suspected of killing his ex-wife and five others who had “familial relationships” to the former Marine.
The body was found at 2 p.m. after Stone apparently committed suicide, KYW wrote. Though the cause of death was not released, it appeared a gun was not used, sources told WPVI. The body was found in woods 200 yards from Stone's home in Pennsburg, where SWAT teams threw tear gas to try to extract the suspect Monday, WPVI wrote. It has not been confirmed if the body is Stone’s, but a cell phone was reportedly found by the body and could yield more information.
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The only target to survive Stone’s apparent attack was Anthony Flick, his 17-year-old nephew, but he is in “very serious condition,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said, according to WPVI. Stone’s ex-wife, Nicole Hill Stone, her mother, grandmother, brother-in-law, niece and sister were fatally shot in the attack, WCAU said. The suspected shooter might have been motivated by a battle with his ex-wife for custody of their two children. A neighbor said Stone took the girls from their apartment early Monday morning; the girls were later found safe a short distance from their home.
"They started arguing with one another: 'I don't want you to have her. I don't want you to see her.' You know,” a neighbor told WPVI. "They weren't getting along.” The couple divorced in 2009 after five years of marriage.
At first, Stone was described as having a red/auburn beard, but an updated photo of the suspected shooter indicated he was clean-shaven and bald, a picture from WCAU shows.
Stone served in the Marines from 2002 to 2011. He was deployed to Iraq once, from April 2008 to July 2008, WPVI wrote. Neighbors said he allegedly had issues from the time he served in the military.
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