Wiltshire Police have confirmed that the body of a former inspector with the force was discovered at a property in Devizes.
Concerned neighbours raised the alarm after hearing gun shots at the house on Saturday morning.
Forensic officers are conducting a search of a property in Devizes, Wiltshire where the bodies of a former policeman and his partner were discovered yesterday.
A police spokesperson said they hoped to release the identities of the deceased later this afternoon.
A fund set up to help villagers whose Christmas savings club money has been stolen has raised £6,000 since 5pm last night.
Wiltshire Police have confirmed that £29,000 was taken from the thrift club run by the landlord of The Royal Oak pub in Shrewton.
The village's community website is raising money to assist those affected by the theft..