A man and woman who were found dead in a house in Sunderland have been named as Alan Martin and Kay Martin.
The pair were discovered by police in a home on Shrewsbury Crescent on Thursday.
They were married.
Mrs Martin was 49 and lived on Shrewsbury Crescent and her death is being treated as a suspected murder.
Mr Martin was 53 and lived on Gardiner Square, Sunderland. Northumbria Police have said that "there is not believed to be any third party involvement" in his death.
Detectives investigating the case are not looking for anyone else in connection with Kay’s murder and a report is set to be prepared for the coroner.
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Bond, of Northumbria Police, said:
Anyone with information surrounding the deaths has been asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1071 200918 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.