Man Charged with Homicide Regarding Woman Found Dead in Caernarvon Township

A man is charged with homicide regarding the death of a woman found Monday night in her Caernarvon Township home.

Matthew J. Moser, 31, was arrested after a standoff Tuesday at a hotel in Chester County.

Moser is at a Chester County Hospital under police guard and is expected to be released into police custody, possibly as soon as Wednesday afternoon. He is expected to be transported to Lancaster County and then arraigned by a district judge.

Moser is presumed innocent. He is charged with homicide and related offenses.

Moser lived at least part-time at the residence where the woman was found dead. He and the deceased woman, 47-year-old Kristin M. Graham, were in a relationship.

The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy Wednesday morning.

Pennsylvania State Police led a collaborative effort between multiple agencies which resulted in Moser’s arrest Tuesday evening at the Quality Inn hotel in West Goshen. Other occupants of the hotel were evacuated as police made contact with Moser and eventually took him into custody.

Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams credits Pennsylvania State Police and other agencies and offices that assisted, including the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Several police and fire departments responded to the hotel.

 “This situation presented an extreme risk of additional violence, and it was the fine work and collaboration between multiple agencies that prevented that from happening,” District Attorney Adams said Wednesday.

State police are lead investigators, working in consultation with our office.

Following is a summation of the crime and events before and after, based on information obtained so far in the ongoing investigation:

State police were dispatched Monday around 6 p.m. to a home on Twin County Road in Caernarvon Township to check on the welfare of an occupant.

Police found Kristin Graham deceased in an upstairs bedroom. The bedroom door had been shut and locked.

Police obtained information from multiple individuals that led to the development of Moser, Graham’s boyfriend, as a suspect in the homicide.

Moser had been living at the Twin County Road home and the Quality Inn hotel in Chester County.

State police Trooper Clinton Wagner, with approval from Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson, filed the charge Tuesday. The criminal complaint was initially sealed for public safety purposes, as Moser had not yet been taken into custody.

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