Authorities continue to investigate a triple murder/ suicide in Northeastern Pennsylvania, about 44 miles southwest of Binghamton, June 14

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The Bradford County Coroner says while there is no clear motive, it’s been determined Jesse Northrup had stopped taking prescribed medication and was recently fired from his job before he shot and killed his mother, Candy Bidlack, his stepfather Edwin Bidlack and family friend Johnnie Johnson, all of whom lived at a home on Gooseneck Road in Wyalusing, then killed himself.

Coroner Thomas Carman says it was determined Candy Bidlack was surprised by her killer and died from a single gunshot wound to the face before her husband and Johnson were killed, execution-style with a single gunshot wound each to the back of the head.

Northrup died of a self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the head sometime after shooting Johnson.

Carman said Northrup had been taking several prescribed medications, “three of which are concerning to stop abruptly and for an extended period of time.”

Pennsylvania State Police are continuing their investigation.