Couple found dead in Tacoma house committed suicide

A Tacoma couple found shot to death in their home Thursday committed suicide, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday.

They used handguns to shoot themselves in the head, the office reported.

Police discovered the man and woman inside their home in the 1700 block of South 43rd Street after a neighbor called for a welfare check after noticing their mail was piling up and their dog appeared unattended.

The man was 60, the woman 56.

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