LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police are investigating two bodies found in a northwest valley home Thursday morning.
About 7:43 a.m., police responded to a welfare check in the 1900 block of Cedar Bluffs Way, near Tenaya Way and Lake Mead Boulevard.
Upon arrival, officers located two elderly people, a male in his early 80s and female in her late 70s, dead inside the home, according to Lt. Ray Spencer. Authorities received the tip from a California woman and daughter of the residents, who had not heard from her parents. It had been about two to three weeks since anyone heard from the couple, Spencer said.
The man was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Ralph Douglas Askew, 83, from Las Vegas. The identity of the woman was still pending.
Police believe the deaths could be attributed to natural causes or a murder-suicide, Spencer said, but the investigation is ongoing.
"There was no forced entry or anything in the residence that would leave us to believe that there was a suspect outstanding," Spencer said.