AN inquest is due to take place on Wednesday into the deaths of an elderly couple found dead in Washington.
The bodies of Ken and Edna Fisher were discovered by a carer inside their semi-detached bungalow at Biddick Villas, in Columbia, on Friday morning.
Detectives from Northumbria Police have said they do not believe anyone else is involved, although how the couple came to meet their deaths remains unknown.
The results of a post-mortem examination carried out on Friday were inconclusive.
Further tests are being carried out and it has been has confirmed an inquest will take place at Sunderland Coroner’s Court on Wednesday.
Shocked neighbours spoke of a “lovely, elderly couple” who lived in the quiet Wearside street for more than 30 years, where Mr Fisher, 76, was a carer for wife Edna, 74.
The Echo understand Edna, a former nurse at a family planning clinic, suffered from Parkinson’s disease and that her husband looked after her.