The bodies of a local couple were found dead in their Holland Drive home Tuesday with Walnut Creek police remaining on scene for much of the day in an apparent effort to establish the circumstances leading up to their deaths.
On Wednesday, coroner’s deputies identified the male decedent as Richard Dean Huber, 66, of Walnut Creek. No information was released regarding the cause of Huber’s death or a second victim, believed to be his wife, who was also found dead in the home Tuesday.
Officers were called to the 1800 block of Holland Drive shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday when an individual, concerned that they had not heard or seen the couple in several days, went to the residence and noted a suspicious odor emanating from inside. Police found the couple dead inside after gaining access to the home.
Richard Huber and his wife Sarah ran a local construction business for nearly 20 years. Information that at least one of the couple may have been experiencing health issues could not be confirmed.
We’ll provide additional details, if pertinent, when they become available.