Ahwatukee couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Two bodies were found inside an Ahwatukee Foothills home near Chandler Boulevard and 34th Street. By Jennifer Thomas Two bodies were found inside an Ahwatukee Foothills home near Chandler Boulevard and 34th Street. By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A husband and wife were found dead inside an Ahwatukee Foothills home Monday afternoon.

Phoenix police were called to a home near Chandler Boulevard and 34th Street for a possible injured person. When they arrived, they knocked and no one answered.

Officers broke down the locked door and found two people with gunshot wounds inside the home.

They have been identified as Barbara J. Mahowald, 56, and Stanley E. Mahowald, 61.

Based on the evidence at the scene, investigators believe this was a murder-suicide.