Autopsy results of an elderly couple found dead in their Burbank home on Wednesday morning revealed a different set of circumstances in what began as murder-suicide investigation.
Burbank police upgraded their death investigation to a homicide investigation when Thursday's autopsy results from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that both had been shot and stabbed multiple times.
A family member found Peter Mountain, 78, and Sally Lopez, 80, dead in their bedroom around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, in the 6400 block of West 83rd Place, in Burbank.
WGN News reported that Mountain sustained several gunshot wounds and had cuts around his neck. Lopez also sustained blunt force trauma.
Burbank police believe the double murders to be an isolated incident with no threat to the community. There were no signs of forced entry, nor was burglary or robbery the motive, a police news release said.
Police extended their condolences to the Lopez family, adding that the couple left behind several children.
Over 40 investigators from the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are assisting in the investigation.
“We request that anyone with any information regarding this senseless murder [to] please contact the Burbank Police Department Investigation Unit at 708-924-7300."