APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of an Apple Valley man and woman who died in what investigators are calling an apparent murder-suicide.

The Hennepin County medical examiner identified them as 49-year-old Alan Lee Josephson and 56-year-old Lynn Marie Josephson.

The Apple Valley Police Department says examination of the crime scene and information from both autopsies indicate that Alan Josephson fatally shot Lynn Josephson in the head and then shot himself.

Authorities believe the deaths occurred Wednesday evening. Officials say a neighbor heard loud noises at that time.