Elderly couple found dead in home in apparent murder-suicide

June 11, 2019

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly couple found dead in their home at the New Jersey shore apparently died in a murder-suicide.

Ocean County prosecutors say the bodies of a 79-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife were found Tuesday when officers went to their Brick Township home to do a welfare check on the couple. Their names have not been released.

Prosecutors say each person died from single gunshot wounds. They say it appears the man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself, but they note the investigation is ongoing.

It’s not yet known what may have spurred the shooting. No other injuries were reported.