Tragic discovery at Glynde retirement village sparks major investigation

Two people have been found dead at a retirement village in South Australia in what police suspect was a murder-suicide.

Major Crime Detectives are at Glynde Retirement Village where the two were found and have launched an investigation.

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7NEWS reporter Hannah Foord said a crime scene had been established in a rear unit of the retirement village on Barnes Road.

“It’s really an unfolding situation,” she said.

“Dozens of detectives have been called in to investigate this tragic incident.”

7NEWS understands that the bodies of an elderly man and woman were discovered just after 8am on Wednesday morning.

South African Police Superintendent Matt Nairn said police and paramedics were called to the scene after a member of staff made the grisly discovery during a routine check.

“At this point we can determine that we believe this to be a murder-suicide…we believe the man potentially killed his wife and then committed suicide,” he said.

“It’s an ongoing investigation. It seems rather tragic.

He said there was a smell of gas at the scene but it was “not a factor involved” in the tragedy.

Nairn said the couple, both 92, were not previously known to police and said there was no indication there was anything negative in the relationship.

Police were unable to confirm when the couple died, but said the family had been notified.

“As you can imagine, it’s very tragic for a family,” Nairn, adding “there are children to these elderly parents.”

Devastated neighbors told 7NEWS the news shook their tight-knit community as they eagerly awaited answers.

Major Crime Detectives are at Glynde Retirement Village where the two were found and have launched an investigation. Credit: 7NEWS
Devastated neighbors told 7NEWS the news shook their tight-knit community as they eagerly awaited answers. Credit: 7NEWS

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