Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Exeter, New Hampshire, according to the attorney general's office.
Jennifer Noll, 43, and Richard Sanderson, 49, were found dead inside a home at 6 Oak Street after a family member asked police to perform a well-being check.
"Part of the family was concerned about the occupants this morning so that's when the welfare check was started," explained Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell.
Officials say that the incident was an apparent murder-suicide, with the man having the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Noll's employer, Rockingham Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Windham, posted a press release to its Facebook page on Wednesday morning saying the staff is "in shock and devastated." Noll had worked there as a veterinarian for four years.
The couple recently moved into the home. Neighbors say the neighborhood is generally quiet and safe; however, Morrell says that this kind of crime is not unusual in New Hampshire.
"Domestic violence homicides make up about 50 percent of our homicides, so it's not an uncommon occurrence that we have either a homicide that's domestic-related or a murder-suicide that's domestic-related," Morrell explained.
Autopsies are scheduled for Wednesday. The investigation is ongoing.