Two men found dead in pool during welfare check

PINE TOWNSHIP, PA – An investigation is currently underway in Pine Township, Pennsylvania, regarding the death of two men found in a residential swimming pool. The fatalities occurred on Thursday evening with authorities being attracted to the site due to an uptick of police activity on Whetherburn Drive.

According to reports, Northern Regional officers were dispatched for a welfare check to the location just before 6:20 PM. The responding officers first stumbled upon the grim scene with the two lifeless bodies of the adult males floating in the pool. The Allegheny County police preliminary examination found no signs pointing towards foul play. The Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to release a conclusive cause and manner of death.

On Friday morning, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified one of the deceased as Christopher Gebhardt, 63, a resident of Pine Township. Neighbors expressed deep shock and sadness at the news, describing Christopher as a “great guy” who “always [worked] in the yard”. They also shared that, although he lived alone, Gebhardt cherished his residence and rarely used his pool.

The second individual was identified as 57-year-old William Miller from Cranberry. A team of investigators was seen examining the property and pool by Friday morning, which was cordoned off by police tape.

The investigation remains open and further details are yet to be released. Authorities are encouraging anyone with pertinent information regarding the case to call the county police tip line. Callers can remain anonymous.