FELL TOWNSHIP -- Police in Lackawanna County are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple.
Police were called to the home on 44th Street in Fell Township around 7:30 a.m. Monday for a murder-suicide of a couple in their 80s. Officers say the two were suffering from debilitating illnesses.
In the search warrant, police say the couple were found inside their home shot to death. Investigators are treating their deaths as a murder-suicide.
According to police, a family member found the couple Monday morning and called for help.
When officers arrived, Gerald Reynolds, 86, was found in bed along with his wife, Mary Reynolds, 82.
Police believe Gerald shot his wife before taking his own life.
Officers also say the couple suffered from serious illnesses.
Neighbors were upset to find out what happened.
"They were wonderful, kept to themselves, and I'm pretty sure they had four or five children. They were just beautiful people. It's just sad," said neighbor Muriel Torch.
According to the search warrant, the last time family members spoke to the couple was Sunday evening and everything seemed OK.
Autopsies are planned for Tuesday. The coroner says it appears this is a case of murder-suicide.