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July 6, 2013

Mother, son found dead in Somerset - 07/07

SOMERSET, Pa. — A mother and son were found dead on Thursday at separate locations in Somerset County, according to  Pennsylvania State Police.

Dorothy Ernst, 79, and Walter D. Ernst, 58, died sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., police said.

Police said there is no danger to the public in regard to the incident.

Dorothy Ernst was found at a remote location on Bluelick Road in Brothersvalley Township. The body of Walter Ernst was found at a location on Walters Mill Road in Black Township, police said.

Police offered no additional details but said they believe the deaths are related.

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