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Two bodies found at home near elementary school in Harlingen

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Authorities are investigating the deaths of an elderly man and woman whose bodies were found at a home near an elementary school in Harlingen.

It all happened at a home at 714 Rangerville Road late Monday afternoon.

The home is just a couple block away from Milam Elementary School.

Harlingen police are at the scene where authorities sealed off the area to conduct an investigation.

Investigators told Action 4 News that they are treating the deaths of a 55-year-old man and 54-year-old woman as a homicide.

The cause of the two deaths was not immediately known at this time.

Property records show that 55-year-old Jose Elias Colmenares and 54-year-old Herlinda Trujillo bought the $33,000 dollar home back in 2010.

Driver's license records show that the couple's prior address was listed Brea Creast Street in Houston.

Family members told Action 4 News that the couple had moved from Houston to Harlingen.

Relatives said that Colmenares suffers from diabetes and was recently hospitalized where he was asked to undergo a psychiatric evaluation but he refused.

One relative said that Colmenares had also recently received some bad news that affected him.

Action 4 News will provide updates as they become available.

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