Beach police identify two bodies found in home

Posted at 9:56 AM, Jul 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-19 09:56:59-04

Virginia Beach police are trying to find the cause of death for two people found dead in a home on Tuesday.

Officials say on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, EMS teams received a call from a concerned neighbor that they had not seen the victim in a few days.

When police arrived at the home in the 3000 block of Edinburgh Drive, they found two dead bodies in the home.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry into the home.

It is believed the victims died from natural causes and no criminal means.

Virginia Beach investigators have determined the victims are related as a mother and son.

The mother has been identified as 93-year-old Hilda Katherine Deal of the 3000 block of Edinburgh Drive in Virginia Beach. The son has been identified as 58-year-old Robert Allen Deal of the 1700 block of Chase Pointe Circle in Virginia Beach.

The official cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office.

This case remains under investigation.

NewsChannel 3 will post updates as they are available.