CARMEL — Maine State Police say a Carmel man shot and killed his wife and then himself.

Police say 69-year-old Patricia Johnson and 74-year-old Laurel Johnson were found dead in their home this morning.

Police say a hospice worker who visited the home daily to care for Patricia Johnson found the house was locked and called relatives, who found the bodies inside.

The couple was last seen alive about 7 p.m. Monday night.

Spokesman Steve McCausland of the state Public Safety Department says the deaths are unrelated to a highway wreck in Carmel on Monday.

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CARMEL — Maine State Police say they’re investigating the deaths of an elderly man and woman found inside their home in Carmel.

Police say a hospice worker who had an appointment with one of the occupants today found the house was locked and called relatives, who found the bodies inside.

Police and an assistant state medical examiner were at the Hampden Road scene.

Spokesman Steve McCausland of the state Public Safety Department says the deaths are unrelated to a highway wreck in Carmel that took two lives Monday night.