Elderly couple found dead in East County home

EL CAJON, Calif. -- Alpine Sheriff's deputies found an elderly man and woman dead in their El Cajon home Friday morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m., deputies were alerted by the in-home caregiver, who found the bodies in the residence in the 15000 block of Toya Lane, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department. When deputies arrived, they found the deceased with traumatic injuries.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims. The county Medical Examiner's Office was called to take custody of the bodies for identification and autopsy purposes.

The Sheriff's homicide investigators reported finding a gun inside the residence but could not confirm is the scene was a murder suicide. Deputies say there are no outstanding suspects or any threat to the community.