Philadelphia police are investigating the deaths of a retired couple found in their Strawberry Mansion home late Wednesday.
The couple, identified by family members as Algladys Perry, 66, and Rufus Perry, 79, were found dead in a stairwell by daughter Keya around midnight.
Homicide Capt. James Clark said that there were no immediate signs of a cause of death, and that the deaths had been classified as "suspicious." The Medical Examiner's Office will determine a cause of death, he said.
Renee Ross, Rufus Perry's daughter from a previous marriage, said that her sister Keya Perry checked in with her parents every day. When the Perrys failed to answer the phone Wednesday night, Ross said, Keya Perry went to the house on the 2500 block of Spangler Street to check on them.