Scottsdale police identify two found dead inside an apartment on Wednesday

Posted at 5:19 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 21:56:38-04

Police have identified the two people found dead inside a home Wednesday afternoon.

Scottsdale police said officers arrived around 3:45 p.m. for a welfare check at an apartment near McKellips and Scottsdale roads. Scottsdale police said the bodies of 37-year-old Shoun Devine and 27-year-old Samantha Drinkwater were found inside.

The pair were in a relationship, police said, and lived in the apartment where they were found. According to the early results of the investigation, authorities believe the couple died as a result of a murder--suicide.

Investigators recovered a handgun from the scene.

No other details were available as of Thursday afternoon.