MIRI: A 50-year-old man and his wife were found dead inside their house in Taman Senadin here today.

A relative to both victims stumbled upon the gruesome discovery when he made a visit to the couple's house at 4.30pm.

Miri district acting police chief Superitendent Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said initial checks showed there was strangulation mark on the man's neck.

"We believed that the wife of the victim had succumbed to severe head injuries.

"Based on the condition of their bodies, the victims might have died from their injuries in the morning," said Stanley.

Police, however, have yet to ascertain whether there were elements of foul play in the case since there were no signs of breaking entry at the couple's house.