Megan Short planned to leave husband on day family found dead

The Associated Press

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman found dead alongside her husband and three children in an apparent murder-suicide had told friends on social media that she planned to leave him.

The Reading Eagle reports that Megan Short alleged abuse and posted on Facebook that she needed help moving out of the family’s home in Sinking Spring home Saturday, the day authorities discovered the family shot dead. A neighbor, Angie Burke, told the newspaper she saw the post about a week ago.

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Police found Megan Short, Mark Short Sr. and their children — Lianna, Mark Jr., and Willow — dead in the living room. News articles had previously featured the family after 2-year-old Willow survived a heart transplant after birth.

The district attorney’s office says the couple had been having “domestic issues” but didn’t identify the suspected shooter.