By Max Hrenda
The Elizabethton Police Department revealed that the bodies of an Elizabethton couple were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds by a family friend Sunday afternoon.
At 1:52 p.m., officers with the EPD responded to 1508 Garden Road to find the bodies of Michael Griffin, 49, and Melissa Griffin, 43, after a friend called authorities to the residence.
According to a press release from the EPD, the friend, who was not identified by authorities, had stopped to pay the couple a visit and discovered the bodies.
After conducting interviews with friends, family and neighbors, authorities determined the time of death to be between 3 and 3:30 on Sunday morning. A neighbor reported hearing possible gunshots coming from the home at around that time.