Man, woman found dead inside Roanoke home

Posted at 5:56 PM, Mar 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-19 18:05:42-04

ROANOKE, Va. (WTVR) -- Roanoke police now say a man and woman found dead inside  a home Monday both had gunshot wounds.

Investigators, who called the incident a murder-suicide Tuesday, also released the names of the two people killed.

Police said 31-year-old Erin Elizabeth Thomas, of Roanoke, and 58-year-old Jon Peter McIlroy, of Roanoke, were found dead.

The death investigation started yesterday after a friend of the couple discovered their bodies.

Neighbors and area businesses said they did not hear or see anything unusual in the days leading up the discovery.

Police are still awaiting results of an autopsy before they can speculate on what happened.

Click here to read more on this story from WDBJ in Roanoke.