ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. -- The Onslow County Sheriff says he suspects a murder-suicide in the death of an elderly couple Sunday

The bodies of 74-year-old Milton Kaup and his wife, Naoko, were found at their home on Oakwood Drive.

Authorities say both were shot and that 84-year-old Naoko Kaup had been dealing with severe medical issues including memory loss.  

The sheriff believes the husband shot his wife before killing himself.