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HARTLY, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say two people who died in a suspected murder-suicide have been identified.

Melissa Jaffe with the state police tells The News Journal of Wilmington that 87-year-old John James and his wife, 81-year-old Mary James, died in a suspected murder-suicide.

News outlets report an investigation began on Tuesday when troopers were dispatched to a residence in Hartly to conduct a check on welfare. Upon arrival, the couple was found dead.

The bodies have been turned over to the Division of Forensic Science, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.