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ESSEX, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are investigating after two people were found dead in a residence in Essex.

The agency said state troopers were asked Tuesday to conduct a well-being check at the home. When they entered the residence in the afternoon, they found the bodies.

Police declined to provide any other details, other than to say they believe there is no threat to the public. They’re also not releasing the names of the victims until their next of kind are notified.

The state medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death, and state police detectives are investigating. Essex is a town located along the Connecticut River.