Bodies discovered in Scottsdale home in apparent murder-suicide

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Two bodies were found in a home near 78th Street and Chaparral. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Two bodies were found in a home near 78th Street and Chaparral. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Police say the husband is 68 years old and the wife is 73. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police say the husband is 68 years old and the wife is 73. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
According to police, a family friend showed up at the house to check on the couple and that's when he discovered the bodies. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) According to police, a family friend showed up at the house to check on the couple and that's when he discovered the bodies. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A husband and wife were found dead in Scottsdale in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Scottsdale Police spokesman Sgt. Ben Hoster said officers were called to a home in the 7800 block of East Medlock Drive Monday evening where they found two people dead from gunshot wounds.

Police identified the husband and wife as 67-year-old Mark Gustafson and 72-year-old Nancy Metz.

According to police, a family friend showed up at the house to check on the couple and that's when he discovered the bodies.

Hoster said it appears to be a murder-suicide, but the investigation is still ongoing. However, evidence suggests that Gustafson shot his wife as she slept and then turned the gun on himself.

Neighbors said they didn't hear anything unusual and couldn't believe what happened.

"It's tough. They were always good neighbors to us, visited back and forth. We didn't do much socially but good people," said Vurnen Borcherding, the next door neighbor.

The couple is from Maryland and lived in Arizona part time, neighbors said. They had two dogs and were heading to Mexico for a month to their timeshare on Tuesday.

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