DOWNERS GROVE (CBS) — A married couple were found stabbed to death Friday in their west suburban home in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Officers conducting a well-being check at a home in the 6200 block of Park Avenue discovered the man and woman dead in the home with stab wounds, a statement from Downers Grove police Lt. Mike Willison said.

They were identified as Thomas F. Smith, 41; and his wife, Jennifer M. Smith, 39, police said.

It appears Thomas Smith killed his wife and then committed suicide, police said.

The couple’s 11-year-old daughter was not home at the time and is staying with relatives.

Downers Grove police continue to investigate.

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