Authorities have released the identities of a man and woman discovered shot to death in their rural Lawrence County home on Monday.
The victims were Martin William Robinson, 35, and his wife, Lisa Rene Robinson, 42, said Detective Michael Murriell, a spokesman for the Ashland post of the Kentucky State Police.
The couple's bodies were found about 9 a.m. in their home off Fuller's Ridge, in the Five Forks community.
Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts said Tuesday that Lisa Robinson's father contacted his office after becoming concerned over being unable to contact his daughter.
He requested that deputies go to the couple's home and check on his daughter's welfare.
When deputies arrived at the home, the doors were locked, Roberts said. Deputy Chuck Jackson crawled through a window and discovered the bodies, he said.
It wasn't immediately known how long the couple had been dead or where in the house their bodies were found.
Roberts said he immediately contacted the KSP and turned the investigation of the couple's deaths over to that agency.
A handgun was found at the scene, and neighbors speculated that the Robinsons' deaths were the result of murder-suicide.
However, Murriell said the KSP was not ready to make that conclusion. "We're still conducting a death investigation," he said. "It's not being investigated as a murder-suicide."
The Robinsons were pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Mike Wilson. Their bodies were sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for autopsies.