The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Slidell area residents who were found last night dead in their home in the 200 block of South Military Rd.
Shortly before 9:00 pm last night, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a family member requesting a deputy to check on the couple, who had not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning.
Deputies responded to the scene and discovered the man and woman deceased inside the residence. Both individuals had gunshot wounds and a handgun was found at the scene.
The investigation in on-going; however, preliminary indications are that no one else was involved in the incident.
The coroner’s office is conducting autopsies today and is expected to release the identification of the two individuals, as well as the results of their findings on the cause of death.
The couple had been living together at the residence for approximately 10 years and both appeared to be in their 60’s. Because next of kin notification has not yet been completed, the exact address is not yet being released.