The Bucks County Coroner has released his final report on his findings during an investigation into the Morrisville murders.
Shana Decree, 45 and her daughter Dominique, 19, were the only two people alive in their Morrisville Apartment late last month. Detectives found them and five dead family members in a single room. Then, prosecutors charged the duo with five counts of homicide each.
Coroner Joseph Campbell determined Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 42, was strangled to death. Meanwhile, the other four victims all died from asphyxiation.
These victims include Campbell’s twin daughters Imani and Erika Allen, 9, and two of Shana Decree’s children Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree, Jr., 13.
“The investigation into these murders continues with one goal: justice for five people killed in Bucks County. We are committed to seeking justice for Erika, Imani, Damon, Naa’Irah and Jamilla” said Deputy District Attorney Christopher W. Rees. “We recognize that the public is very interested in this story, and we are grateful for the community’s support.”
Rees asked people in the general community to respect the families’ privacy in the wake of these horrific crimes.
The case remains under investigation and a mystery to outsiders. Relatives living in other parts of the country speculate some of the family had started to believe in a religious cult.
Court documents indicate the suspects admitted their crimes to investigators. However, each gave a different account of who they killed. This report gives new insight into what really happened in the Robert Morris Apartments.
Both Shana and Dominique Decree remain in custody and have a preliminary hearing scheduled for Apr. 25.