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Neighbor: Couple found dead in Chesterfield home were ‘good people’

Posted at 12:26 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 19:21:05-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A death investigation is underway after the bodies of a man and woman were found inside a home in the Enon section of Chesterfield County Friday morning.

Police responded to a welfare check at a home in the 14900 block of Spruce Avenue at 6:30 a.m.

"Officers found an adult male and an adult female, both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds," Chesterfield police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon wrote in a news release. "Both were pronounced dead at the scene and have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for positive identification."

Police have not yet released the name of the man and woman, but did say they are not looking for any suspects.

A WTVR CBS 6 crew on the scene spotted police and forensic units gathering evidence from inside the home.

Neighbors, who told Jon Burkett the couple had lived in the neighborhood for about a decade, were stunned by the tragedy.

"I knew them very well. My wife and I would have dinner with them often,” neighbor Bruce Greeson said. "I can't believe something like this has happened in our community. It’s a big upset."

Greeson, who was visibly shaken by the news, said the couple were “very good people.”

He said he knew something terrible had happened when he saw police cruisers on the street, but he assumed his friend had harmed himself.

"He tried committing suicide a few weeks ago,” Greeson said. “I know because I’m the one that got him. I figured this was the same thing. I never would've believed murder-suicide.”

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.

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