The Nampa couple found dead Tuesday morning in their SilverCrest Estates home suffered gunshot wounds in what police believe was a homicide-suicide.
The Canyon County coroner’s office is investigating the deaths as such, Nampa police said.
Harry Price, 83, died at the scene; Eunice Price, 82, died at a local hospital, according to police.
Family friend Faye Cummings remembered the Prices for their generosity.
“I just remember how giving Harry was. He always was trying to help. … He grew beautiful roses. … They loved to collect things,” said Cummings, who had known the couple for about 30 years. “The thing that probably they should both be remembered for is their generous spirit and giving.”
Cummings said the couple had health issues in recent years. Eunice had several heart surgeries and limited mobility, Cummings said.
“It was kind of hard for her,” Cummings said. “I would take her to lunch, pick her up, help her into the restaurant.”
Cummings said she saw the couple about once a month and had spoken on the phone with them as recently as two weeks ago.
She is caring for the Price’s dog, Pixie.
“They took care of each other and got along pretty good, I think,” Cummings said.
At 9:04 a.m. Tuesday, Nampa police received a report of gunshots at a home in the retirement community on the 1900 block of Flamingo Avenue. Responding officers weren’t able to contact anyone in the home by phone. Officers found the couple when they entered the home.
Garry Larson, who lives near the Prices, said he did not hear gunshots.
“I was reading the paper and the wife said there were cars out front,” Larson said. “It seemed like the whole force was here.”