BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A Beaverton couple found dead in their home Monday appeared to have killed themselves after leaving a note for the mailman, police said.
The postal carrier alerted authorities after she found a disturbing note in the mailbox. The note explained that by the time someone read it, two people would be dead, according to officer Mike Rowe of Beaverton Police Department. It was found in the mailbox at 16250 SW Whitebird Street, in Beaverton.
When police arrived and began the investigation, the bodies of a husband and wife in their 50s were found in the home, Rowe said. Investigators have not said how the two people died but late Monday afternoon, Rowe said it appeared to be "as a result of a double-suicide."
Names have not yet been released. Neighbors said the couple who lived in the home has not been seen for a while.
"(They were) totally sweet, I am completely shocked," neighbor Katie Goodman said. "I have no idea, we've never seen or heard any fighting or seen anything unusual. So very sad."
Neighbors said they would often see the couple out walking their dog together and they seemed to be very close.
The couple has two grown children.
KGW Reporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report