Dr Barry Taylor, a mathematics lecturer at Portsmouth University, and his wife Janet were found in their semi-detached home after worried neighbours called police.
The body of Mrs Taylor, 46, was in a cupboard and her injured husband in a hallway. He was taken to hospital where he died. The family's dog was found dead upstairs.
The news was broken to the couple's daughter Jenny, a student at Birmingham University, and council social services called in counsellors to help pupils at the school where Mrs Taylor taught.Reuse content