Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of the bodies of a 62-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman at a premises in East Devon.
Officers attended an address in Dunkeswell at 11.40am yesterday (Weds 4 January 2017) following concerns for the welfare of a man and woman at the premises.
On arrival officers found the man and the woman, who were husband and wife, deceased. They have been named locally as Nicola & Michael Beck.
Detectives have launched an enquiry into the circumstances surrounding both deaths which are being treated as a domestic related murder and suicide. The next of kin have been informed.
A scene guard remains at the property while a forensic examination and searches are conducted.
Detective Inspector Steve Davies, from the Major Crime Unit, said: “We are conducting house-to-house enquiries and have been carrying out searches at the premises today.
“We are not looking for any other person in connection with this isolated incident and can confirm that no other person was present at the premises at the time of this incident.”
Police are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident. Please contact police on firstname.lastname@example.org or 101, quoting reference 0229 040117.
You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.