PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) — Two people in their 50s were found dead with apparent gunshot wounds in a Philomath home west of Corvallis on Sunday morning, police said.
A Philomath Police Department officer arrived at the residence after someone there called 911 and hung up, KOIN reported.
When the officer did not receive a response from anyone at the residence, a deputy from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrived and they forced their way inside, police said.
Police said they found 53-year-old Merry Rath and 55-year-old Carl Rath dead with apparent gunshot wounds.
An official cause of death is yet to be determined for both of them. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.