1 dead in Liberty home invasion

An elderly man is dead and a woman in serious condition after they were assaulted inside their Tioga County home over the weekend.

Oliver Litzelman, 82, of Liberty Township, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to county Coroner James Wilson.

His wife, Edwina Litzelman, 81, remains in serious condition in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville where she was transported by helicopter following the incident at 7832 Route 414.

The couple were discovered inside the home Sunday morning by a family member.

Police reported the incident happened sometime between Friday and Sunday.

Police are searching for a suspect in the case, described as a white middle-aged woman, possibly driving a green sedan.

State Police Trooper Mike Knight, chief information officer, said the incident does not appear to be a typical home invasion crime.

He noted the suspect was somehow able to gain access to the home.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 662-2151.