The close-knit community of Orrington has been reeling since the news that the bodies of an elderly couple, 89-year-old Russell and Lois Swanson, were found inside their Swett's Pond Rd. home Wednesday morning.

A family member had gone to check on the couple and found them unresponsive. That family member then called the authorities.

The State Police conducted an interview and an autopsy was performed on the couple.

State Police spokesperson, Shannon Moss, said word about their official cause of death came from Augusta late Friday afternoon.

"The Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta has confirmed the deaths of Russell and Lois Swansonboth 89-years-old of Orrington was a murder suicide. "

Moss says no additional information will be released at this time.

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