Officials Report Carlsbad Homicide Victims ‘Chopped'

After examining the bodies, a medical examiner report released late Wednesday reveals the two people found dead in a Carlsbad home have "chop wounds."

Carlsbad police officers were performing a welfare check on behalf of a family member when they discovered two bodies, in the same room, inside 2719 Chestnut Avenue just after 6 p.m. Sunday. 

The identity of the bodies was not confirmed in the medical examiner's report but it does show the victims both had "chop wounds of the head and neck." and confirms both cases are "homicide," something investigators were reluctant to do at first. 

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."

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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