Sean Lawson and his wife Mary were found dead at their £500,000 home in a suspected murder-suicide
Sean Lawson, 50, and his wife, 63, were discovered at their large detached property at around 2.45am on Sunday after neighbours raised concerns.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but the couple were pronounced dead from their injuries on leafy Wiggins Close, in Rugby, Warwickshire.
Residents living close to the private road said neighbours described hearing "quite a commotion" over the weekend before seeing police on their quiet street.
They were discovered at their property at around 2.45am on Sunday after neighbours raised concerns
It's tragic because they seemed like a really nice couple
Mr Lawson had worked for Rugby Borough Council for more than 12 years as head of its environment and public realm department.
Police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths and they are not looking for anyone in connection with them.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but the couple were pronounced dead from their injuries
One resident, living on nearby Crick Road, said: "I have a friend who lives on the close which backs on to their road and apparently there was quite a commotion in the early hours.
"Its being treated as a murder suicide from what I'm aware but we don't know the precise details, its just what I've been told.
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"There was police everywhere, its really concerning because in this sort of area nothing like this really happens.
"He was very well known for his work with the council and was a pillar of the community. It's tragic because they seemed like a really nice couple."
Warwickshire Police said the couple's next of kin have been informed.
A force spokesman said: "Police were called to a property on Wiggins Close, Rugby, after concern was raised for the occupants.
"The bodies of a 50-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman were discovered at the property."
Detective Inspector Matthew Pyatt, of Warwickshire Police, added: "We are not treating the incident as suspicious.
Residents living close to the private road said neighbours described hearing 'quite a commotion'
"The incident was contained to the property and we're not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
"The case will be handed over to the coroner."
A joint statement issued by Councillor Michael Stokes, leader of Rugby Borough Council and its executive director Adam Norburn, said: "It is with great sadness that we must announce that Sean Lawson and his wife passed away over the weekend.
"Sean was 50 years old and head of environment and public realm at Rugby Borough Council.
"Sean had worked at the authority for 12 years, most recently as a head of service.
"He sat on the Rugby Community Safety Partnership and chaired the Rugby Safety Advisory Group.
"He had overseen a number of major projects, most notably the build and operation of the Rainsbrook Crematorium and the planting of the Diamond Wood, where he planted several trees in person.
Police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths
"Sean was close to his staff and news of his death has been a shock to us all.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
Mary Lawson was the former Canon of Leicester Cathedral and a former primary school headmistress.
The Diocese of Leicester confirmed she had died over the Bank Holiday weekend and said she had suffered ill health since having a stroke in 2015.
A diocese spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that we have learned of the deaths of former Diocesan Director of Education Mary Lawson and her husband, Sean.
"Mary Lawson was Director of Education for the Diocese of Leicester between 2010 and 2014 and led the Diocesan Board of Education through many significant changes which impacted diocesan schools including the creation of the Multi Academy Trust, Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust.
"She was also a Canon of Leicester Cathedral.
"After leaving the diocese Mary became head of a primary school in Leicester but had recently suffered from ill health following a stroke in 2015."
Police are not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths
The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow added: "Mary made a very significant contribution to the work of the Church across the diocese.
"I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news and my thoughts and prayers are with Mary and Sean's colleagues, family and friends".
Neighbours continued to express their shock at the deaths, with one saying: "This is a close knit community and they both did more than their fair share for it.
"I don't want to say too much more because I'm just heartbroken they have died.
"You couldn't wish for a better couple or met a nicer pair of people."
In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123.
In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255.
In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14.