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Elderly couple found dead at home near Farnham

Elderly couple found dead at home near Farnham

Published by Eagle Radio News Team at 12:29pm 10th August 2019. (Updated at 4:46pm 10th August 2019)

An elderly couple have been found dead at a home near Farnham. 

Surrey Police say the pair, in their 70s and 80s, were discovered on Monday afternoon and had injuries "consistent with gunshot wounds".

A weapon was also recovered from the scene.

The couple are yet to be formally identified, but they are believed to be Mr Ronald Gold, 83, and his wife Mrs Kathleen Gold (known as Gwen), 78.

An investigation is being carried out into the circumstances of their deaths.

Mr and Mrs Gold were discovered on Monday 5th August at 12.40pm.

At this time police believe it to be an isolated incident with no third party involvement. 

Next of kin described the couple as being "devoted to each other throughout their lives".

'They were only ever apart once'

Their family have made the following tribute to their mum and dad:

"Mum and Dad were devoted to each other throughout their lives.

"They met and married when Dad was a postman, delivering letters to Mum's house, and were married in Frensham in the mid 60s. Throughout their years together, they were apart only once. Even when Dad went fishing, Mum would happily sit with him on the riverbank reading her book.

"They moved to Rowledge 45 years ago where they were very happy.  Dad had a garden machinery business and both were well known members of the local community.  They would walk their dogs in Alice Holt every day and on Friday's they would drive down to Selsey and have lunch together. Theirs was a happy and fulfilled life.

"We've been so grateful for all the messages from everyone who knew them, but we'd ask for privacy from the media at this incredibly difficult time for us".