San Diego

Senior Otay Mesa Couple Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Officers sent to conduct a welfare check in Otay Mesa Sunday discovered the bodies of a couple in their 80s, believed to have died in a murder-suicide.

San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officers were sent to check on the married couple at the Ocean Bluffs mobile home park after neighbors called SDPD at about 10:30 a.m., concerned that neither had answered to knocks on the door or phone calls. 

Police were also unable to make contact with the couple and forced their way inside the home on Del Sol Boulevard. 

That is when they discovered the bodies of an 82-year-old man and an 83-year-old female with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, SDPD Lt. Mike Holden said. 

"I walk over here all the time and usually when I walk, he would be sitting on his porch and he would speak and say hello and acknowledge that I was there. Very nice, very nice couple," neighbor Virginia Richardson told NBC 7.

At this time, SDPD believes the incident is a murder-suicide. An investigation was underway Sunday afternoon. 

The man and woman were not identified, pending notification of family members. 

Anyone with information was asked to call SDPD Homicide Unit at (610)531-1193 or Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

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