Tyler
Tyler

The body of a man found dead inside a car found in the Susquehanna River on Sunday was the suspect in a West York home invasion that left two people, including his estranged wife, stabbed, police say.

Garrell David Tyler, 28, of the 700 block of Wallace Street in York City, was found inside the car just offshore from Columbia, according to a news release from West York Police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni.

West Hempfield Township Police were called to scene about 9:45 a.m. after the car was reported to authorities, West York Police said.

An autopsy on Tyler's body to determine the cause of his death will be performed Monday, police said.

Stabbing: Tyler was developed as a suspect in a home invasion that happened just hours before his body was found.

Tyler's wife, Ivy Tyler, and her acquaintance William Wilson were stabbed during the invasion at her home in the first block of North Highland Avenue.

Police say Ivy Tyler, 25, and Wilson, 28, of the 400 block of Salem Avenue in York City, were found with multiple stab wounds by police just after 2 a.m. after someone called 911.

Police said Garrell Tyler was wearing dark clothing and a Halloween mask when he allegedly entered the house and stabbed the pair. He fled before police arrived, police said.

Both Ivy Tyler and Wilson were taken to York Hospital because of the severity of their injuries and the amount of blood they lost. As of Sunday evening, both were in satisfactory condition, according to police.

The home invasion appears to have been an isolated incident, and Garrell Tyler acted alone, police said.

No other suspects are being sought, police said.

PFA: At the time of the stabbing, Ivy Tyler had an active protection from abuse order against her husband, police said.

West York Police had charged Garrell Tyler with simple assault and harassment for a domestic assault that happened on Oct. 10, police said.

He was arraigned on the charges on Oct. 16 and was released from York County Prison on $5,000 bail a day later, according to court records.

A preliminary hearing in that case was scheduled for Nov. 20, records state.

The protection from abuse order was issued Oct. 21, police said.

Court records do not indicate if Garrell Tyler has an attorney in that case.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.