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Elderly couple found dead inside mobile home

Posted November 13, 2017 3:06 p.m. EST

— An elderly couple was found dead in an possible murder-suicide Sunday afternoon, police said.

Detectives said they received a call from neighbors after the couple who were in their 80s would not answer the door at their home in the Ocean Bluffs community north of San Ysdiro Sunday.

When they arrived at the 3300 block of Del Sol Boulevard to check on the couple, they found the bodies of an 82-year-old man and 83-year-old woman with gunshot wounds, San Diego Police Department Homicide Lt. Mike Holden.

The last time the married couple who owned the mobile home were seen alive was 5 p.m. Saturday, according to investigators.

A neighbor told FOX 5 the man was terminally ill and he and his wife were very loving.

"I don't see him doing that to her. I'm thinking maybe if it is what it is that he may have killed himself and in her despair she may have picked up one of his guns and went to join him," Tracey Haymes, a friend of the couple, said. "I don't understand that if this was something that was planned. I just don't get it. I just have to try to resign myself to the fact that neither of them are suffering anymore."

The couple's names were not being released, as police have not yet notified next of kin, Holden said.