BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — A man and woman are now dead following a murder-suicide at a Sun City home, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office(BCSO).

On March 2, at approximately 7:30 p.m., deputies were called to the 30 block of Sundance Lane in Sun City for a death scene. 

Sun City Security initially responded to the home to check on Robert and Marcello Caravello after family members had not heard from them. Security was able to gain entry into the home and the couple was found dead in the primary bedroom. Sun City Security then contacted BCSO for assistance.

Upon arrival, BCSO investigators determined that 69-year-old Marcello suffered from three gunshot wounds to her head and 71-year-old Robert sustained a single gunshot wound to his chest. Deputies found a firearm near the couple during the crime scene investigation.

Autopsies were conducted at the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office on March 6 to determine the cause and manner of death which showed that Marcello’s death by gunshot wound was murder and Robert’s self-inflicted gunshot was a suicide.