ALBANY TWP., Pa - New details are stirring up heavy emotions for those who live near a house on Route 143 in Albany Township, where state police said 8-year-old Conner Snyder and his 4-year-old sister, Brinley, were found unconscious, hanging in their basement above chairs that had been knocked over.
"It's horrible," said Bonnie Cathers of Stony Run. "I mean, I don't know what to believe. It's just a terrible thing."
Cathers said the tragedy has impacted the entire community.
"Put everybody in like a weird feeling thing," Cathers said. "That's how I feel."
When little information is available, it can cause added stress for some and have others trying to fill in the blanks.
"I told my wife, I warned her, not to get involved in the rumor mill, so it's not a good thing to do," said Allen Lewis of Kempton. "You wait and see what the authorities find out."
Lewis is among those waiting for answers. He actually met the family a few weeks ago.
State police, the Berks County district attorney's office and the Lehigh Valley coroner's office are spearheading the investigation.
"I am hopeful and confident that we will be able to make a determination at some point in time, hopefully in the near future," Berks County District Attorney John Adams said.
The autopsies were completed last week, and according to the Lehigh County coroner, investigators have a lot to look at.
"There was plenty of information obtained from the autopsy, but that's just one part of the whole investigative process," said Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich.
Meanwhile, a community remains cautious and concerned as it awaits more information.
"We'll know in time," Lewis said. "They'll do their job and we'll know."
The Lehigh County coroner said full autopsy lab results could take weeks.