Patrol officers checking on the welfare of William R. Welch, 77, and his 73-year-old wife, Rose, found their bodies at their home in the 6900 block of Wyoming Avenue in La Mesa about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to police.
Investigators believe that William Welch killed his spouse and then committed suicide, Lt. Brian Stoney said.
No information was released on a possible cause of death. The lieutenant said that autopsies have not been completed.
It was unclear what might have led to the suspected murder-suicide.