The Murders of Reid and Miriam Beck

Miriam and Reid Beck

In January 2023, Verity Beck, 43, has been arrested for murdering and dismembering her parents with a chainsaw. She is currently awaiting court proceedings.

Reid and Miriam Beck

Reid Beck was born on September 16, 1949, to Raymond and Vera Beck. He was a Union Local 420 member for 50 years. Miriam Beck was born on February 8, 1950, to Francis and Miriam Carey. She worked as a nurse for 40 years.

The Murder

After not hearing from Reid, 72, and Miriam, 73, for about a week, family members called police to have them checked on. On January 17, 2023, Abington Police conducted a welfare check to their residence in the 1100 block of Beverly Road in the Abington Township around 10:30 p.m.

Verity Beck

Police were able to enter the home, where they encountered Verity Beck, Reid and Miriam’s daughter. While inside the home, they found two deceased people, one wrapped in a white sheet. Near one of the bodies, police located a chainsaw. According to the press release, each body had been dismembered. The medical examiner determined both victims had been shot in the head.

Arrest & Court Proceedings

Prosecutors have charged Verity Beck with first degree and third-degree murder. She is being held without bail at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility while awaiting court proceedings.

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