Kids Thought Dead Parents Were Sleeping

11 August 2010, 10:33 | Updated: 11 August 2010, 12:00

The two young boys found playing in the hallway of their home as their parents lay dead, thought they were sleeping, it’s being reported.

A neighbour has told The Sun that the couple, both thought to be in their thirties, were going through a rough patch in their marriage.

Their bodies were found inside the property in Regal Court, High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight at 6.27pm on Monday.

Police are treating the death of the woman as suspicious, but aren’t looking for anybody else in connection with her death, or that of her husband, who is thought to have committed suicide.

The children, aged three and five, are now being looked after by a family friend.

A Hampshire and Isle of Wight police spokesman said: “Whilst retaining an open mind, detectives are not looking for anyone else suspected of being directly responsible for the deaths.

“The flat remains sealed off to allow for ongoing forensic examinations by specialist scenes of crime officers.”

He added that detectives were trying to trace the couple's next of kin so the bodies could be formally identified.

A post mortem into how they died is underway.