A 92-year-old man killed his 89-year-old wife before taking his own life, police have said.
The bodies of the pair were found by their son and daughter-in-law at 7.40pm on Friday at their home at Mint Dale in Kendal, Cumbria.
Police were called and post-mortem examinations carried out on Saturday.
Cumbria Police said inquiries are continuing but they have been able to establish that the man killed his wife before killing himself.
The exact cause of either of the deaths has not been disclosed.
Formal identification of the bodies has not yet taken place and the couple have not been named by police.
The local coroner has been informed.