Police are investigating the suspected murder of a married couple in the rural community of Barracks in Manchioneal, Portland early Wednesday morning.

Dead are 59-year-old Linval Lindsay and his wife Annette Gibson-Lindsay.

According to preliminary reports, residents heard gunshots sometime after 2:00 yesterday morning.

The residents alerted the Police who found Mr Lindsay’s lifeless body along the roadway near his house.

His body had several gunshot wounds.

The Police later discovered the body of his wife inside the house.

She had what appeared to be chop wounds to the upper body.

No motive has yet been established for the killings.