DENVER — Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide in a suburban Denver home.

Officers called to conduct a welfare check at the Aurora home Friday evening say they heard a single gunshot as they approached. The Denver Post reports 60-year-old Perry Drake had shot himself to death, and 53-year-old Ann Tooley had been strangled.

The Aurora Police Department’s Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation.

No other information has been released.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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