SYRACUSE -- In what police believe to be a murder-suicide, a husband and wife, Gary and Jessica Lucero, were found dead Monday morning in their Syracuse home, at 903 S. 2125 West.
Police confirmed the names of the couple, who were named by other media, but were not releasing the names in order to give the family time to grieve.
Several neighbors gathered Monday evening at the couple's upscale home, where they placed a candle on the porch next to a pumpkin display.
Neighbors said Jessica Lucero was 39 and husband Gary was 42. Both were civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base, neighbors said.
Syracuse police were dispatched to the home around 8 a.m. on a report of a male who possibly was deceased.
Syracuse Police Lt. Tracy Jensen said a person had seen the dead man through a window and called dispatchers.
According to The Associated Press, police had to force their way into the house, where they found the couple's bodies inside.
Jensen said officers were not disclosing the manner of death or the way the murder-suicide was committed.
Reports indicate that it appears the husband killed his wife and then himself.
Other media reported that a 10-year-old boy was at home at the time of the deaths. Neighbors said the couple have three children, one of whom still lives at home.
Jensen did not comment further about the family's situation.
A neighbor, Judy Shelby, said the Luceros were great people and that Jessica would frequently host neighborhood parties at her home. Shelby also described Gary Lucero as "a great guy."
Neighbor Lori Grotepas said the incident has stunned the couple's friends.
"It's truly out of character," she said. "It was a bad choice."
The couple's bodies were the second and third found in Syracuse in three days.
Also Monday, police there were confirming the identity of Kenneth Wallace, 41, who was found Saturday morning by hunters. There were no signs of foul play in connection with Wallace's death.