Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide at home in Clear Lake area, police say

HOUSTON – Police conducting a welfare check found an elderly couple dead in their Clearlake home on Tuesday in an apparent murder-suicide, HPD homicide detectives said.

“It was a stab wound,” Detective Rossow said when asked how the woman died. “One gunshot wound for the male.”

Family members of the husband and wife talked to them on Monday and planned to meet them on Tuesday but said they didn’t show up, Rossow added.

Investigators made the discovery at the home on the 15800 block of Heatherdale Street just afternoon.

“(We will) wait for (an) autopsy report to come back, toxicology report to come back,” Rossow said. “Then Medical Examiner’s officer with make a ruling” on (the) cause of death.

Neighbors said the couple was in their 80s. A friend said the husband and wife were very religious.

Investigators found a dog in the home and handed the pet over to relatives.

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