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Cheltenham murder suspect found dead in Philadelphia

Stanley W. "Peter" Laing, 52, was found dead in the Oak Lane section of Philadelphia after being charged with murder in connection with the death of Indra Sheets, 49, in Cheltenham.

A Cheltenham man wanted for allegedly killing his live-in girlfriend was found dead Saturday night in Philadelphia.

Officers recovered the body of Stanley W. "Peter" Laing, 52, from the backseat of a car parked in an Oak Lane apartment complex, according to a news release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

A firearm was found near his body, investigators said.

Laing was charged with first-degree murder and related offenses in connection with the shooting death of 49-year-old Indra Sheets.

Sheets' body was found about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday inside the home she and Laing shared on the 200 block of Sunnybrook Avenue.

Investigators were unable to locate Laing after the slaying, touching off an intense manhunt.

The search came to an end about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when Philadelphia police found Laing inside a vehicle parked near the Adams Run Apartments along the 6200 block of Crescentville Road.

Preliminary reports indicated he was shot, and that the wound was believed to be self-inflicted.

Philadelphia police and the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office were handling an investigation into his death.