By Steve Patterson
LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Two people were found dead inside a Montgomery County home on Friday. Now, police are trying to figure out how they died.
The bodies were discovered in the unit block of North Trooper Road between Mann Road and Ridge Pike in Lower Providence Township around noon.
Later Friday afternoon, crews clad in hazard suits combed through the residence looking for clues. They tested the carbon monoxide levels in the house, which registered low.
Neighbors told Eyewitness News that an elderly couple lived in the home. They said the two were gracious and kept to themselves but were obviously close. They also loved to travel.
“They lived here for a very long time. They were great. They were in love for many many years and each other’s best friends,” neighbor Pam Hill said.
“You can tell they loved each other and they had been together forever. I lived here my whole life, and they’ve always been here too,” said Nick Debenedictis, another neighbor.
Police say it’s early in the investigation and that an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death. They add that the couple appeared to have been dead for some time, there were no signs of any violence at the scene, and the heating system in the home was operational.
Neighbors say simply that the pair will be missed.