Only Witness to Carlsbad Deaths Is Blind: Friend

Autopsy results expected Wednesday may reveal new information in the deaths of two people inside a Carlsbad home.  Investigators still have not confirmed what killed the couple. According to a friend who knows the home's owners, the only potential witness in the home at the time of the deaths is blind.

Carlsbad police officers were performing a welfare check on behalf of a family member when they discovered two bodies inside 2719 Chestnut Avenue just after 6 p.m. Sunday.  According to police, the deaths are "suspicious in nature" with bodily injuries to both of the deceased. The inside of the home looks unusual according to police. The appearance could be the result of a struggle or could just be the normal state of the residence, according to investigators. 

The 2,000-square-foot, four-bedroom home has been owned by Jean and Harry Gluck or the Harry and Jean Gluck family trust since 1993 the North County Times reported. Jean Gluck, 77 and Harry Gluck, 90 occupied the home since then, the paper reported.

Jean Gluck attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was a very active member there. She used to volunteer at the afternoon daycare at the school next door.

Jean Gluck's brother was found in the home Sunday by officers unharmed, according to one church member.  He just moved to San Diego from New York and is blind. He's also been ruled out as a possible suspect, Carlsbad police Lt. Kelly Cain told the North County Times Tuesday.

Homicide investigators are still attempting to locate a relative who was also living in the home. The man has not been identified by police and is listed as a "person of interest."

An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday according to the medical examiner's office website. Results are expected to be released Wednesday.

According to investigators, there were no weapons inside and the bodies may have been in the home for at least two days.

Harry Gluck was chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 1978 to 1984.

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