Elderly Couple Found Dead In Their Home

Elderly Couple Found Dead In Their Home

CREATED May 2, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An elderly couple was discovered dead inside their home Thursday afternoon.

Metro police were called to the home on Baton Rouge Drive in Hermitage after a nurse stopped by to check on them.

Police said both the elderly man and woman had severe health problems. It's believed the couple died from natural causes. There was no sign of foul play. As a precaution, a death investigation has been opened.

Metro police said the husband was the primary caretaker. They believe he passed away leaving no one to take care of his wife. It’s believe she died several days later since her husband could no longer care for her.

A nurse who visited the home from time to time had last been there April 21.

The couple’s names have not been released.