State police responding to a report of a disturbance in Killingworth found the bodies of a 57-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman on Wednesday morning.
State troopers responded to the home at 8 Route 148 in Killingworth, near the Chester town line, 8:25 a.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and found the bodies of Billy W. Newman and his wife, Lauren Beebe in a room and said both lived in the house.
Beebe, who is listed as the owner online assessor's records, was a veterinarian at Killingworth Animal Hospital, according to a neighbor. A biography for Dr. Beebe says family ties drew her back to Connecticut from Louisiana.
According to online court records, a Lauren Beebe and Billy Newman were going through a divorce. A complaint was filed on Nov. 4.
Two children who were in the home have been placed with family members.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, but called this an isolated incident and assure residents there is no threat to the community.
A sign on the driveway says Halcyon Days Farm and neighbors said a couple and their children live in the house.
State Police Major Crimes has taken over the case.
No additional information was immediately available.