Authorities are investigating after a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputy and his wife were found dead in Emmett Township Sunday.

Emmett Township Public Safety Officers responded to the home in the 100 block of McAllister Road around 8am Sunday, after a 12-year-old boy discovered the bodies in the backyard of the house.

The male victim was described in a release by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department as an 18-year veteran with the department.  The names of the victims are being withheld until family can be contacted.

Investigators are looking at many possibilities, but they do say that both victims died from apparent gunshot wounds, with a handgun found at the scene.

No arrests have been made, but authorities do say that there is no threat to the public.