Post mortem examinations on a couple found dead in a house Sunderland have confirmed that there was no third party involvement.
Police were called to Hylton Castle Road on Wednesday 1 May after a call from a concerned relative.
James and May Stokoe, both 79, found dead in a bedroom.
Police have named a man and a woman who were found dead in a house in Sunderland on Wednesday.
James and May Stokoe, were a married couple and both aged 79.
Their bodies were found in the bedroom of a house on Castle Hylton Road yesterday afternoon, after concerns were raised by a relative.
– DCI Christina Barrett, Northumbria Police
"This investigation is at an early stage, however we have nothing to suggest that there is any threat to the wider community.
"I would urge anyone with information about the deaths to contact police on 101."
Police in Sunderland have closed a street were two people were found dead in a house on Wednesday afternoon.
Local residents on Hylton Castle Road said they had seen forensic teams gathering evidence.
The discovery was made after the alarm was raised by a concerned relative.
Two bodies have been discovered by police at a house on Wearside.
Police were called to an address on Hylton Road in Sunderland at 4.20pm after a relative reported she was concerned for the welfare of the couple.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and found a man and a woman dead in the bedroom.
– Chief Superintendent Kay Blyth - Northumbria Police
"The deaths are being treated as suspicious and we have additional officers in the area to reassure the local community and help with the investigation."