Montgomery County police have identified the husband and wife killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Silver Spring over the weekend.
Police said 49-year-old Donovan D. Richards and 39-year-old Mischeel L. Richards were found dead in their home on the 13600 block of Colgate Way in the Briggs Chaney area at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman, said Wednesday that no ruling had been made on which death was a homicide and which was a suicide. The couple's bodies were taken to Baltimore for autopsies.
Officers went to the apartment after police received a report of a missing person and found the two dead inside. Police say a suicide note was in the apartment and Donovan and Mischeel Richards both suffered trauma. Authorities have not disclosed how they died.
The circumstances of the deaths are still under investigation. Anyone with information can call police at (240) 773-5070.