Man, woman found dead outside west Phoenix home

An investigation is underway at a home in a Maryvale neighborhood after a man and a woman were found dead early Thursday morning.

Phoenix Police say the death investigation is underway near 71st Avenue and Thomas Road after the bodies of 45-year-old Martha Valdez Salomon and Gabriel Aguilar, 43, were found in the carport just before 4 a.m. on Sept. 22.

Investigators say no signs of trauma or obvious signs of foul play were found on the victims.

"At this time, our detectives remain on scene investigating what led up to this incident," Sgt. Vincent Cole said in a statement. "Ultimately, the cause and manner of death will be determined by the office of the Medical Examiner."

Police are not looking for any suspects at this time, and they say they do not believe the community is in any danger.

Neighbors shocked by deaths

According to neighbors, the victims are a married couple who lived in the home with their three kids, and they describe the couple as social, friendly parents. They also say it was the couple's older son who discovered his parents' bodies in the carport.

The mysterious deaths come as a shock, as neighbors say they see a lot of crime and shootings in the area, but the couple did not appear to be involved in any criminal activity.

"They were just, like, a really good couple, a really good family, that we know them for a couple of years," said one neighbor. "I was just, you know, in shock, I couldn't believe what happened to them."

Friends of the family, who did not want to be identified, say Salomon worked at a hotel in the area, while Aguilar worked at a car dealership.

"I didn’t hear no gunshots or anything. None of the neighbors did as well," said the person. "It's really said, especially someone that's close to you. It's tragic. It makes me more sad that the kids are alone."

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