Elderly Brewer couple found dead, police say deaths not suspicious

Posted Dec. 01, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 01, 2011, at 10:34 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Police in Brewer are investigating an unusual case where an elderly man and woman were found dead together in their home, but detectives don’t consider the deaths suspicious.

Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said a neighbor discovered the bodies in the Eagle Ridge Road home Thursday morning. The husband and wife were both in their 80s. Their names are not being released pending notification of relatives.

Munson said police have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning and homicide-suicide and don’t consider the deaths suspicious.

He said autopsies will be performed to determine if the couple died of natural causes.