Authorities identify two people found dead in Leander

*Update* The Travis County Sheriff's Office has released the identities of the two people who were found dead at 14001 Layne Loop on June 22. The victims have been identified as 47-year-old Charles McElreath, Jr. and 46-year-old Jeanne Crews.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies received a call to check on the welfare of a person living at the home and when they arrived they found everything was okay and that no one was around.

Deputies then checked other buildings on the property and found one that had all the doors secured from the inside. They say neighbors told them they last saw the person living in that house on the evening of June 19. Deputies entered and found Crews and McElreath, Jr. inside. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Autopsies are still being completed but officials say the two appear to have died from gunshot wounds. The investigation continues but authorities say there are no other suspects involved in this case.

This is an update to a previous story. The original version is as follows:

Officials are investigating after two people were found dead at 14001 Layne Loop.

Authorities were notified around 11 a.m. Monday morning.

Not much information is coming from Travis County deputies including whether or not this is a homicide.

An elderly couple lives in the front hours and a neighbor, who did not want to speak on camera, tells FOX 7's Elizabeth Saab their son and girlfriend lives in the back house.

Sheriff's deputies have confirmed the elderly couple was not home at the time. The neighbor says they were away for Father's Day.

Travis County won't confirm if the bodies are of the so and girlfriend that neighbors tell us live directly across the street.

A family member did a welfare check Monday morning and when Travis County deputies arrived around 1 p.m., they found the bodies inside.

"It's very difficult to see until you are right in the yard from the street level it's hard to tell but there is a small ante-room behind the house," said Lt. Mike Burshnick with the Travis County Sheriff's Office's Major Crimes Unit.

The Medical Examiner will identify who the victims are.

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