Stephen Ellison

Police Investigating Elderly Couple's Deaths in Santa Clara as Murder-Suicide

Police on Tuesday responded to a home in Santa Clara where an elderly couple was found dead, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Homestead Road around noon and saw what appeared to be two dead persons through the window of a home, police said. Officers made entry and confirmed the deaths.

The deaths, by fatal gunshot wounds, are being investigated as a murder-suicide, police said.

The initial report drew a heavy police response, including a SWAT team and armored vehicle, before police were able to determine the husband and wife were by themselves in the home and there was no danger to the public. 

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