Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide inside Washington Heights home

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan – A couple was found dead inside a Washington Heights apartment in an apparent murder-suicide Monday night, police said.

A couple was found dead in apparent murder-suicide inside a Washington Heights home on Nov. 28, 2016. (Anthony DiLorenzo/ PIX11)

A couple was found dead in apparent murder-suicide inside a Washington Heights home on Nov. 28, 2016. (Anthony DiLorenzo/ PIX11)

A woman, 22, and her boyfriend, 26, were discovered in her bedroom by roommates when they arrived at 719 W. 180th Street  around 11:20 p.m. Monday, according to police.

The woman was later identified by police as Aaron Raines.

Sources say Raines had her hands tied behind her back when she was found.

The man, who lives in Virginia, fatally shot Raines to the head before turning the gun on himself, according to police. The firearm that was used was found next to them.

There were no signs of forced entry or third-party involvement, the NYPD said. No word on a possible motive.