Two dead in Forest County murder

Police have made an arrest in a reported double homicide in Forest County early Saturday morning.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to 229 Holli Acres Road, Tionesta, at 1:11 a.m. for a report of a man brandishing a knife.

When they arrived, troopers found two victims dead at the scene.

Police identified the victims as Marcelle I. Edwards, 42, who lived at the Holli Acres Road address, and Donald Louis Shay, 43, of Leechburg.

Police said Edwards was found inside the residence and Shay was found on the porch.

Forest County Coroner Norman Wimer said the victims apparently died of multiple stab wounds.

Autopsies were scheduled for Sunday.

“Apparently, there had been an ongoing dispute with the two victims and the 42-year-old female’s ex-boyfriend and now suspect, Scott Black,” Wimer said.

Black, 38, of Butler, was found along German Hill Road and taken into custody later Saturday morning. He was arraigned by District Justice George Gregory and taken to Warren County Jail without bond.

State police said the investigation is continuing.