Police are now trying to figure out the mystery behind the death of an elderly couple over in Staten Island. The body of a 68-year-old woman and her 63-year-old husband was found lifeless and authorities are currently conducting a deeper investigation on the incident.

Authorities were conducting a wellness check around 9:30 p.m. ending up discovering the bodies of the couple in separate areas of their home on Ragazzi Lane near Mills Avenue in Arrochar. The wellness check was made after relatives had not heard from the couple for some time.

The woman was found lying face up in bed but had trauma to her neck. How she died and who possibly killed her has yet to be determined. Her death was ruled as a homicide while the man, who was found hanging inside a bedroom closet, was deemed a suicide.

EMS units responded to the home as well. Both were declared dead on the scene, the New York Post reported. The identities of the couple were not divulged pending notification of kin.

There were no reports of domestic violence between the couple which further leaves local police baffled, Staten Island Advance reported. An autopsy on the bodies to determine the cause of death is underway.

With the investigation ongoing, a police car was stationed at the block. A crime scene tape was stretched in front of the house as of Thursday morning. The door of the home where the couple was discovered remained open.

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide no longer uses the term “commit” in regards to suicide because the word carries a negative connotation. They recommend to use the terms "completed suicide," "took his/her life," or "died by suicide." Photo: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/GettyImages

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