Elderly couple dead in apparent murder-suicide at Glendale home

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A Glendale couple were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. By Jennifer Thomas A Glendale couple were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. By Jennifer Thomas

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- An elderly couple are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Glendale Monday night.

Police responded to a home near Olive and 63rd avenues for a welfare check at about 9:30 p.m.

Officers found George and Margaret Deckard, both 86 years old, dead inside the master bedroom.

Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Coombs said George Deckard left a handwritten note behind.

Investigators said the details of the note are consistent with evidence found at the scene, which revealed George Deckard shot his wife and then took his own life.

Coombs said the husband and wife were both dealing with various medical issues.