Man, 80, sought after wife found dead inside Northampton County home

Authorities say the shooting death of a woman found in her Northampton County home appears to be a homicide, and they are searching for her missing husband as a suspect in the case.

Palmer police found 66-year-old Penny VanTassel-Himel during a welfare check at her home on the 100 block of Old Orchard Drive early Sunday. The Northampton County District Attorney's Office says she was shot twice in the head.

Edgar Himel, 80, is now being sought as a suspect.

Palmer Township Police identify Edgar Himel as a suspect in a homicide investigation.

Edgar Himel, 80, is wanted in connection with a Northampton County homicide.

Himel is described as a bald man who is 5-foot-11 with brown eyes and a moustache.

Police say he was last seen driving a 2019 dark green Nissan Rogue with Pennsylvania license plate number GHV-051.

Himel is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him is urged to contact police.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.