Senior couple found murdered in Rochester Hills home

Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Rochester Hills. 

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department tells FOX 2 a couple in their 80s was found murdered inside their home on Maryknolls Road. The home is located in a neighborhood off Walton Boulevard and S. Adams Road. 

The bodies were discovered Monday afternoon by police responding to a welfare check. The caller reported to police he had not been able to make contact with his family since Saturday. 

The caller also told police the couple lives with his brother-in-law who has a history of mental health issues, so he was concerned the couple may have been harmed. FOX 2 is told authorities were called to the home once before in 2000 for a domestic issue. 

Police say the 53-year-old who lived in the home with the couple has been taken into custody. 

Sources say preliminary investigations show the couple died from either blunt force trauma or from stabbing wounds. 

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department has planned a 1 p.m. news conference.

Stay with FOX 2 News for updates on this developing story. 
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