Police: Elderly couple found dead in suspected homicide on Cleveland's west side

CLEVELAND - Police statewide are on the lookout for the car that belonged to a elderly Cleveland couple found dead in their home Monday morning. Cleveland police are investigating a homicide that happened on the 3300 block of Virginia Avenue on the city's west side.

According to police, the victims' daughter woke up Monday morning and called 911 after finding her 72-year-old mother on the couch, her head was bleeding. When police arrived they found the woman's 75-year-old husband with head trauma in the basement.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office named the victims as James and Wava King. Family members said James King used to work at LTV steel.  Those family members describe the couple as wonderful, religious people.

Neighbors in the usually quiet neighborhood are shocked. "She was a really nice person. I can't believe this happened," Maribel Rodriguez said, a neighbor of the victims.

"Everyone on the street loved them," said neighbor Lisa Tate.

Police are now searching for the couple's missing 2004 grey Buick LeSabre with an Ohio license plate of DUL 1356.

Councilman Brian Cummins said that Wava King was the eyes and the ears of the street.  Now, police need the eyes and ears of the public to catch the killer.

Cleveland police ask that anyone with information about the deaths contact the Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.

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