Pa. Girl Is Missing After
Parents Are Fatally Shot
LITITZ, Pa. -- A 14-year-old girl was missing after her parents were shot to death in their home Sunday morning, and authorities issued an arrest warrant for a man -- identified by police as David G. Ludwig, 18, -- believed to be her boyfriend.
Michael and Cathryn Borden, both 50, were killed shortly after 8 a.m. in their home in Warwick Township, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.
The couple's 9-year-old son, David, the youngest of five children, had fled to the home of neighbors, who called 911, said Lititz Police Chief William Seace. An older daughter still living at home and two adult sons were also safe, he said, but Kara Beth Borden, 14, was gone.
"We don't know whether she has been abducted or is willingly a part of this," Seace said. He added that until police can determine otherwise, they are assuming Kara was kidnapped.
Authorities Sunday night issued an arrest warrant for Ludwig on two counts of criminal homicide, one count of recklessly endangering and one count of kidnapping. Seace said information from the other children indicated Ludwig shot both victims.
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-- From News Services