A man found dead in his Exeter Township home this week was killed by a single stab wound and his death has been ruled a homicide, Berks County detectives said Friday.
Terance M. Myers Sr., 35, of Hillside Road suffered a penetrating stab wound to the left side of his chest Monday, according to an autopsy performed by a forensic pathologist Tuesday.
District Attorney John T. Adams has said the killing was domestic-violence related.
Myers lived in the home along with several other adults and children, investigators said.
The homicide investigation remains active, and the district attorney’s office said it will provide further updates as the investigation progresses.
The killing was an isolated incident and there is no threat or danger to the neighborhood or community, officials said.
County detectives gave this account:
Just before 10:45 p.m. Monday, the county 9-1-1 center received a call from a man in the subdivision known locally as the Dunn Farm off West 47th Street across Route 422 from the Exeter Commons shopping center. The caller handed the telephone to a woman who reported there had been an accident and the man had suffered a cut to his chest and wasn’t breathing.
Exeter Township police and emergency medical services responded.
They entered the home and were directed to a bathroom on the second floor where they found the man unresponsive on the floor. Medics determined he was dead.
Myers was the second man killed in his home this week.
Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, Berks 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a frantic woman at a home on Maywood Avenue, which runs between Aspen Avenue and Beacon Road on the opposite side of Route 422 from the Green Valley subdivision in South Heidelberg Township.
Emergency medical services and South Heidelberg police responded to the home and found Chad Macwilliam, 39, on the dining room floor with a penetrating stab wound to his chest.
Medics employed life-saving measures including CPR. Macwilliam was taken by ambulance to Reading Hospital where he was pronounced dead in the trauma center.
On Tuesday, detectives and South Heidelberg police arrested Jillian Blimline, 38, Macwilliam’s domestic partner and mother of their 4-year-old daughter. Jillian Blimline is charged with first- and third-degree murder. She is being held without bail in the county prison.
Adams said both killings were nearly identical in that they involved disputes between domestic partners and a deadly weapon was introduced.