Deaths May Have Been Murder-Suicide

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department announced today that the suspicious deaths of two elderly residents is now being investigated as a possible murder suicide.
Police said that Wednesday officers responded to a residence in the 6900 block of Wyoming Avenue in La Mesa and found a deceased man and woman in the home. The scene was originally described only as suspicious, but today police were saying the case is being investigated as a murder/suicide.
The dead have been identified as Rose M. Welch, 73 years old, a victim of murder and William R. Welch, 77 years old, an apparent suicide. The Welchs were husband and wife.
Police said this is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be provided at this time.

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