Info Sought on Person of Interest in Northampton Double Homicide

Bucks County Detectives and Northampton Township Police today issued a public appeal for information on the whereabouts of Daniel Kenneth Mooney, 26, who is a person of interest in the homicides of a young married couple in their Northampton residence this week.

The bodies of Tyler Christopher Roy, 28, and his wife Christina Celenza Roy, 27, were found Tuesday morning on the upper floor of their split-level home at 26 Kitty Knight Drive in the Churchville section of Northampton.

Mooney (top photo), who formerly lived in the Churchville area, is wanted for questioning in the deaths of the couple (bottom photo), and in the theft of their Ford Edge SUV. The vehicle, along with Mooney's cell phone, was recovered by investigators this morning in Northeast Philadelphia.

At a news briefing this afternoon, First Assistant District Attorney Gregg D. Shore said that Mooney may be walking with a pronounced limp. In addition to being wanted for questioning in the homicides and the theft of the Roys' SUV, a warrant for his arrest has been issued for an unrelated vehicle theft in Northampton on Monday night, Shore said.

"We believe he could be armed," Shore said, "and he certainly may be dangerous, based on the goings-on over the past couple of days."

The homicides were discovered when a house painter who was working on the outside of the home and found one of the bodies when he came inside around 10 a.m. He called 911, and responding officers located the second body.

Autopsies will be conducted Thursday morning to establish the causes of death.

Northampton Police Chief Michael Clark told reporters Tuesday evening that there was no sign of forced entry to the house.

Clark said the police had had no contact with the victims, who had purchased the home in 2016, the year they were married. "They seemed to be a nice young couple that just happened to be unfortunate victims in this case," he said.

Asked whether Mooney knew the Roys, Shore said, "We don't believe there was any prior relationship between them." 

Anyone who encounters Mooney in person is cautioned not to confront him, but to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about Mooney's wherabouts is asked to call 215-322-6114, or to click the Submit a Tip option at the top of this page. People who submit tips via Crimewatch may remain anonymous if they so choose.