A Massachusetts couple was found dead Saturday morning in their Somerset home, and detectives are investigating it as a murder-suicide, state police announced.
Amber Pereira, 30, and Joshua Pereira, 31, were both found dead by a relative who called Somerset police around 8:05 a.m.
Police say both Amber and Joshua Pereira died from apparent gunshot wounds inside their 160 Thelma Avenue home.
A gun was found underneath Joshua Pereira, according to police, and a preliminary investigation reveals he had recently moved out of the home after the couple separated.
Police say at some point prior to 8 a.m. Saturday, Joshua Pereira drove to the Thelma Avenue home. Witnesses told police they heard multiple gunshots coming from inside the house shortly after he arrived.
The cause and manner of Amber and Joshua Pereira's deaths are pending autopsies by the state medical examiner's office.
Police say it does not appear that anyone else was in the home at the time of the incident and that no one else was involved.
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The incident remains under investigation.
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