Neighbors don't believe foul play involved in elderly couple's deathPosted: Updated:
Ellensburg, WA - Police are not going to make an official comment until after an autopsy tomorrow, but after talking with neighbors, it appears that this may be one of the few instances where two dead bodies are found in a house and no foul play was involved.
Police got called out to a house at 707 East Washington Avenue at about noon and they stayed on scene until three in the afternoon.
Neighbors had noticed the mail piling up and decided to call 911.
The elderly couple had been living there for at least 12 years.
They were in their early eighties and did not get out much.
One neighbor says her daughter helped the woman up after falling outside of the house a week and a half ago. She offered to call 9-1-1, but the woman said she was okay and went inside.
"My daughter helped her up and into the house and then that was it," says Paige Jenkins, a neighbor across the street, "She told me about it in the morning."
Jenkins says the couple was well liked and it did not appear to have any problems.
Other neighbors say the woman had been sick lately and the man was in better health.
They floated out several possibilities; a gas leak in the house, or perhaps the husband died suddenly and his wife, who was in ill health, could not care for herself.
But police are not commenting and say they will investigate all possibilities for now.
We're keeping the couples identity private until next of kin is notified.Police say their family doesn't live in the area.