2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at Madera County home, deputies say

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2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at Madera County home, deputies say
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An investigation is underway after two people were found dead inside of a home on Tuesday, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway after two people were found dead inside of a home on Tuesday, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

Around 1:25 pm, deputies were called to the home on Avenue 12 near Road 33 for a welfare check.

When deputies arrived, they found a man and a woman dead inside the house.

It's unclear how long the woman and man had been dead before they were found by deputies.

The motive is unknown, but officials say the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

"At this point, we are still trying to determine the history of the persons involved, as well as the residence," said Sheriff Tyson Pogue. "It's still too early in the investigation to discuss that."

Authorities have not yet specified the relationship between the victim and the suspect, but did confirm that one of them lived at the home.

The house is surrounded by an almond orchard, which includes nearly 70 acres of land.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Madera County Sheriff's Office.