OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - An 84-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman died early Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a home in the Celebration development, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said.
Deputies said they were called shortly before 5 a.m. to the home on Eastpark Drive.
Investigators said they discovered the woman's body in the home and the man's body in the backyard.
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"This is an isolated incident, and we want to let the people of Celebration know that you're not in any danger," Gibson said. "It just breaks your heart. That's how sad it is when you see two folks in their 80s lose their lives like this."
He said there have been no previous calls for violence at the home.
Records said the couple bought the home in 2017.
A resident told Channel 9 reporter Jeff Deal that the couple typically spends the summer in Minnesota but had remained at the home because the woman was in poor health after hip surgery.
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office did not publicly disclose the identity of either person, the deaths of whom remain under investigation.
Elderly couple found dead in @CelebrationFLA . @OsceolaSheriff Sheriff Russ Gibson says no official determination on what happened, but said it does *appear to be a murder-suicide. #WFTV pic.twitter.com/NduYr4erIq— Jeff Deal (@JDealWFTV) August 8, 2019
OCSO is actively investigating a suspicious death, involving two possible victims, on Eastpark Dr in Celebration. This is an isolated incident, additional information will be provided as it becomes available— Osceola Sheriff (@OsceolaSheriff) August 8, 2019
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