Unidentified murder suspect in custody

SNYDERTOWN — A suspect is in custody after allegedly killing three people Wednesday afternoon in Snydertown.

Pennsylvania State Police at Stonington issued a release Thursday morning stating an alleged triple homicide occurred between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday at 3425 Snydertown Road.

The victims are listed as Susan Williams, 58, James Dicken, 59, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy.

According to online court records, Matthew Joseph Reed, 23, of Sunbury, is expected to be arraigned today on charges of criminal homicide (three counts), robbery of a motor vehicle, tamper with/fabricate physical evidence and possession of firearm prohibited. 

Troopers said the suspect entered the home, murdered the three and then fled. He was taken into custody and locked up in the Northumberland County Jail.

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