Murder-suicide suspected in elderly Sarasota couple's deaths

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Sarasota.

A neighbor called law enforcement after finding two bodies inside a residence in the 5000 block of Sarasota Central Parkway Friday morning.

Detectives believe the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, but the official causes of death will be determined by a medical examiner.

The decedents have been identified as Herbert D. Brooker, 82, and Marie Annette T. Brooker, 78. 

Anyone with information about their deaths is asked to call 941-861-4900.

Detectives believe this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.