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Husband and wife found dead inside La Jolla home

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LA JOLLA (NEWS 8) - Authorities released the names Wednesday of a couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide in their upscale La Jolla-area home.

Officers responding to a report of an apparent homicide in the 5500 block of Avenida Fiesta in La Jolla on Tuesday evening found the bodies of Parvaneh Jilavi, 60, and her 80 year-old husband, John Mattiace, in separate rooms of their house.

Both appeared to have been shot to death, and a pistol lay next to Mattiace's body, according to San Diego police.

Patrol personnel went to the home about 7:30 p.m., after a man made a 911 call to report that "his friend's father had just killed his mother'' there, Lt. Todd Griffin said.

Officers entered the residence and found Jilavi's body on a living-room sofa. They then retreated and called in a special weapons and tactics team to search the premises, Griffin said.

The SWAT personnel discovered Mattiace dead in a downstairs storage area. Both he and his wife appeared to have been shot in the upper body by the gun found alongside the husband's body, the lieutenant said.

Police were not looking for any outstanding suspects in the case, according to Griffin.

Neighbors say the woman was a nurse who took care of elderly patients in their $3 million home. CBS News 8 obtained exclusive documents that show the 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom house was newly renovated and on the market. The husband was listed as the real estate broker, but the property was under the wife's trust since 2009 with a $450,000 loan.

Neighbors are shocked because they say the couple never argued.  

"They're a Middle Eastern couple, they had a convalescent home. Recently they listed their home. I don't understand what could've happened," Mary Castro said. 

"I can't imagine what the son must be going through. It's a tragedy for any family," Fara Fashandi said.

Police say it appears to be a murder-suicide.The motive for the shooting was not immediately known, according to police. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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