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Man and woman found dead in Tamworth home

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The house in Tamworth where police found a man and a woman dead. Photo: ABC
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The family members of two people found dead at a home in Tamworth raised initial concerns for their welfare, police have said.

Police found the bodies of the 67-year-old man and 51-year-old woman at a home in Bailey Avenue, Tamworth when they forced their way into the house on Sunday night.

NSW Police Inspector Phil O’Reilly would not confirm whether the incident was a murder-suicide.

“It’s too early to say whether that is the case, however at this stage, there are no other persons of interest that we’re seeking,” Inspector O’Reilly said.

He confirmed a gun was found at the scene, but said the deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

But he has called for anyone with information to come forward.

“It is a tragic circumstance when anyone is found deceased, particularly members of our local community.

“So I ask if anyone does have information and has not yet spoken to our officers, please contact Tamworth detectives.

He said concerns about the pair were initially raised by family members.

“Oxley Command are in contact with family members and are assisting them through the investigations.

“Both the man and woman are expected to be formally identified today and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”

Police said initial investigations suggest no one else is involved.

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