A US-based Nigerian professor, Marinus Iwuchukwu, and a woman identified as Charce Dunn were found dead in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

They were found dead along Thorncrest Drive, Wilkins Township, Pittsburgh on Tuesday after an alleged “domestic disturbance” around 10 am.

Allegheny County police said they received a call to check on the welfare of a couple inside their home.

According to police, a third party was unable to contact the male resident and learned that the man had been stabbed. A woman remained inside the residence with a firearm.

The SWAT team entered the home and found a 59-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman dead, Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reports.

Both appeared to have sustained lacerations, with the woman apparently suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Police said the incident is being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide.

Reacting to the development, Duquesne Catholic University, where Iwuchukwu worked as an associate professor of theology until his death, took pity on the late don’s family and friends.

“This is a tragedy for everyone involved and our thoughts and prayers are with Professor Iwuchukwu’s colleagues, students, friends and loved ones,” varsity spokesman Gabriel Welsch said in a statement.

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