MILTON — A Milton woman and her son are dead following an apparent murder-suicide which occurred Wednesday in Lancaster County.

Milton Police Department Chief Curt Zettlemoyer said he was contacted Wednesday by the Manheim Township Police Department and asked to notify family members of the death of a woman and child.

Zettlemoyer identified the victims as Nicole Welton, of Shakespeare Road, and an unnamed juvenile, also from Milton.

Zettlemoyer said all other questions on the incident should be directed to the Manheim Township Police Department. That department’s public information officer was not immediately available for comment Wednesday evening.

According to, Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni confirmed the body of Welton and her 11-year-old son were found Wednesday at America’s Best Value Inn Lancaster, 1320 Harrisburg Pike, Manheim Township.

Diamantoni said the incident appeared to be a murder-suicide. The bodies appeared to have gunshot wounds. Autopsies were scheduled to be performed today.

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