BROCKWAY, JEFFERSON COUNTY---State Police are investigating the deaths of a married couple in Snyder Township.
The bodies of Victoria and James Shugar were discovered by a family member Monday at their home on Coal Tipple Road around 2:30 p.m.
Police said they could have died anytime between late Saturday afternoon and the time they arrived on the scene Monday.
An autopsy is being conducted to learn more about how and when they died.
Investigators are not releasing any information at this time about the circumstances surrounding the deaths, or the condition the bodies were found in.
State Police have assembled an investigative team, and are conducting interviews and gathering evidence at the scene.
The investigation is still in the early stages, but police hope to have some answers for the Shugars' friends and family soon.
Victoria and James Shugar spent their whole lives in the Brockway area and were well-known in the community.
They owned a flower shop on Main Street called Flowers and More, and there is now a handwritten sign on the front door of their shop that says "Closed until further notice."
Residents were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Victoria and James Shugar, and they're also concerned for their own safety because they've received so little information from police about how the couple died, and they're worried there could be a killer loose in their community.
State Police said there's no cause for concern at this time.