LONG BEACH, Calif. – An 81-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife were found dead in Long Beach Wednesday in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide.
Homicide detectives responded to the 5600 block of Corso Di Napoli around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to perform a welfare check on the couple, who were not answering the phone or the front door of their home, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Officers went inside and found a woman with a gunshot wound to her upper body, along with a man who appeared to have had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper body, police said.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics pronounced both dead at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner later identified the deceased as 75-year-old Judy Taylor and 81-year-old Lawrence Taylor.
Police said detectives recovered a firearm from the scene and the shooting was being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Anyone with information on the deaths was urged to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Ethan Shear or Eric Thai at 562-570-7244. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.