Paradise Twp. man charged in wife’s death commits suicide

Dustin Klopp
Dustin Klopp


UPDATE: The Lancaster County coroner tells abc27 that Dustin Klopp is brain dead, which he considers deceased.

The Lancaster County coroner confirmed that a man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Eve committed suicide while in prison.

Dustin Klopp, 36, had confessed to murdering his 34-year-old wife, Stephanie, with an ax and a knife at their Paradise Township home on December 24, 2014.

On Wednesday, Klopp was rushed to the hospital after attempting to hang himself, said Lancaster County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni. Klopp later died; officials ruled his death a suicide.

Klopp had faced numerous charges, including murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

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