Union Democrat staff

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected murder-suicide after discovering two people dead from gunshot wounds during a welfare check at a Harmony Lane home Monday afternoon.

Benson said deputies responded to a home on the 22000 block of Harmony Lane Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. and discovered two people inside, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Sgt. Andrea Benson said the names of the two people have not yet been released pending their positive identification.