A woman's body was found inside a Lakeside home Monday morning after a relative called deputies to report a possible murder suicide.
Neighbors gathered outside 10328 New Bedford Court Monday talking about the couple that had lived in that home for years.
San Diego County sheriff's deputies received a call at 4:45 a.m. asking them to check on the welfare of the residents inside the home.
A relative told deputies she had received an e-mail from her brother-in-law claiming he had killed his wife and would try and kill himself using a generator officials said.
At the scene, sheriff's department spokesperson Larry Nesbit described what deputies found once they entered the home.
A woman was located in an upstairs bedroom, dead from "unknown trauma" and a man was in the room with her Nesbit said.
Paramedics transported the man to UCSD officials said. Nesbit did not have an update on his condition.
Genevieve Overland lives three houses down and said she knew the couple's son who left recently to attend school at Berkeley.
The homeowner she called "Tim" would sit inside his garage and wave at neighbors.
“He was always a nice guy,” she said. “I would never think he would do such a thing.”
The man's wife would walk their dogs around the neighborhood and never hesitated to stop and say hello, Overland said.
Deputies are seeking a search warrant for the home and are interviewing family members, friends and neighbors Nesbit said.
Officials don’t believe there are any outstanding suspects at this point.
“We do know there was a homicide. We don’t know anything beyond that at this point,” he said.
Check back for more on this developing story.