Investigators said last weekend that Moyer’s family appeared to
be suffering financial hardships that may have led him to his
decision to kill himself. And experts said that the decision to
kill himself likely led him to the decision to kill his wife, Irina
Geller, also known as Elizabeth Moyer, and his 7-year-old son
Police said that at some point Friday night, Moyer struck his
wife and son repeatedly in the head with a baseball bat until they
were dead. Irina was killed in bed, and then Moyer inexplicably
dragged her to the bathroom and laid a towel over her face,
authorities said. Dylan was also killed in his bed, police said.
The bloody baseball bat was found near the child. Moyer left a note
on the door to the home listing family members and phone numbers
for police to contact.
At 9:40 p.m., Moyer called 911 and told the dispatcher he’d
found his wife and son bludgeoned to death, District Attorney David
Heckler said. The dispatcher asked Moyer if he did it, and Moyer
said, “Yes.” Heckler described the conversation as calm and polite
and before hanging up, Moyer said, “Thank you.”
Three hours later he laid his head down on the train tracks that
cross Meadowbrook Avenue between Jacksonville and York roads in
Hatboro and waited until a SEPTA train killed him, police said.
Read more at www.phillyburbs.com
Neighbors described Irina as friendly, but said she rarely left
the home. Other neighbors said years earlier when his son was
learning to walk they remember seeing Chris Moyer leading the boy
up and down the street. Dylan’s kindergarten and first-grade
teachers said he loved to read and had a great vocabulary. They
said he just finished first grade on Friday and had gone from
reading non-fiction children’s books to chapter books, like the
Magic Tree House series. His parents were both computer experts who
worked out of their home, according to neighbors.