The PA State Police have arrested a person of interest at Parx Casino in Bensalem after the killings of two seniors in Warren County, NJ. The person in custody is the victims’ son.
Todd Warner, 50, was taken into custody on charges of receiving stolen property Monday. Warner allegedly stole a 2019 Kia Soul and credit card from his deceased parents, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said. Warner allegedly still had the vehicle at the time of his arrest at Parx.
Prosecutors have not pressed charges related to the killings of his parents Frank and Joyanne Warner, both 73. However, investigators did label Warner a person of interest.
Authorities say a family member reported an unconscious person at their home on Peregrine Drive in Washington Township Sunday. Instead of an unconscious person, police found the two victims dead. The prosecutor’s office states blunt force trauma was involved.
The couple lived in a quiet, 55-and-over housing development, according to lehighvalleylive.com. They reportedly met in high school, then opened Frank Anthony Salon together in Chester, NJ.
“Our team is completely heartbroken,” the Salon posted on Facebook. “This is a tragedy and completely awful! Frank and Joy are a true inspiration to all of us! They are the kindest, most generous people we have ever met!”
Todd Warner and his spouse recently divorced and he was living with his parents. He reportedly has two sons.
Investigators spent a large portion of Monday searching for Warner. The Washington Township Police and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office considered him “armed and dangerous” during the search. There is no indication Warner was armed or acted violently at the time of his arrest Monday.
Court documents show Warner was unable to post $250,000 bail at a preliminary arraignment early Tuesday in Bensalem. He will remain in the Bucks County Correctional Facility until further action.