Older couple found dead in Pierce County WA home

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EATONVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says the deaths of an older couple found in their home north of Eatonville, Wash., home appear to be a homicide-suicide.

Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer tells The News Tribune it appears a 70-year-old man shot and killed his 68-year-old wife, then killed himself. Investigators recovered a gun at the scene.

The bodies were found Friday after a relative went to the home.

The man and woman were not immediately identified.

Troyer says detectives are conducting a "full death investigation," including talking to friends and relatives. He says the couple were alive Thursday.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com