STOWE (AP) -- Police in Stowe are calling a suspected murder-suicide a "tragic act of domestic violence."

Police say they believe 64-year-old Wayne Washburn killed his wife Katherine and then himself.

Police responded to a home on Cady Hill road at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, where they discovered the bodies.

Authorities say 59-year-old Katherine Washburn received severe head injuries. Police say it appears that Wayne Washburn may have died of a prescription drug overdose and deliberate carbon monoxide poisoning.