Elderly couple found dead in Apple Valley double homicide

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- An investigation is underway after an elderly couple was found dead inside their Apple Valley home Monday afternoon, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies said.

The bodies of Louis Giuntini, 95, and Rose Giuntini, 92, were found around 4:15 p.m. by a family friend inside a residence in the 19900 block of State 18 Outer Highway. Officials said the family friend was checking in on the couple.

Investigators were looking into the crime as a double homicide. Crime scene tape was wrapped around the home and panels were also placed around the garage.

"I know it was an elderly couple that had been here a long time, and he would drive his golf cart or walk over to the golf course, which is right behind the house," neighbor Marcy Taylor said. "He was an avid golfer in very good health."

Autopsies will be conducted to determine their cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information on this case was asked to contact Detective Ryan Smith or Sgt. Jason Radeleff of the Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589.
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