A couple married for more than 40 years were found dead Friday afternoon in a home in Woodbury, and police said their deaths appear to be a murder-suicide.

Police found the bodies of an elderly man and woman during a welfare check in the 8000 block of Spring View Alcove just after 2:45 p.m.

They had received a call from someone reporting that the home’s residents had not been heard from for a couple of days. The caller said newspapers had been piling up outside the house.

The identities of the dead and further information about the cause of death have not been released.

Michelle Okada, a spokeswoman for Woodbury police, said earlier Friday that authorities did not believe that there was any danger to the public.