Family members confirm husband, wife found dead in home

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jun 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-29 23:31:08-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - A death investigation is underway in the Dumbarton area of Henrico County.

CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns witnessed police and the Medical Examiner remove two body bags from the home.

Police would not comment on whether the deaths were  suspicious.  Officers said more information on the circumstances that led to the investigation would be available Monday.

Investigators are not searching for any suspects.

Family members confirm that the deceased are Kent and Carolyn Hope, who owned the home.  Relatives of the couple returned to the house late Sunday afternoon.  They requested privacy.

Neighbors and friends who drove past the scene said the Hopes were nice people and easy to get along with.  Kent Hope owned a construction business in Henrico, according to friends of his.

Emergency crews were called to a home along the 6100 block of Staples Mill Rd. about 6:30 a.m.