British couple found dead in São Bartolomeu de Messines: “Foul play not suspected,” says police

Two British pensioners, aged 75 and 80, were found dead inside their own home in São Bartolomeu de Messines (Silves) on Wednesday night.

The couple had not been seen for some time by their friends, who grew concerned and called the national emergency hotline 112, a GNR police source told national news agency Lusa.

The cause of death is unknown but foul play is not suspected, the source added.

The couple had apparently lived in São Bartolomeu de Messines for several years.

The criminal investigation unit of Silves’ GNR police is investigating the case, while the bodies have been taken to Portimão Hospital’s legal medicine office.

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