WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a Worcester State University police officer and his girlfriend whose bodies were found in a Worcester home in an apparent murder-suicide.

The Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/13LF9ly ) that police on Sunday identified the boyfriend and girlfriend as Israel Gonzalez and Donna Zollo Pisarczyk.

The bodies of the 42-year-old Gonzalez and 47-year-old Pisarczyk were found Friday night after a woman asked police to check on her friend's welfare. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds.

Police did not say who fired the gun.

Gonzalez was an 11-year member of the university police force. A university official said Gonzalez's department handgun was secured at the university after his last shift.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com