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Siblings discover bodies of parents in Haverhill home

Officials are investigating the deaths of a Haverhill couple whose bodies were found Saturday in their home by their two young children.

The woman, 36, and man, 39, were discovered by their children about 10:45 a.m., said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, a spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney’s office.

Their identities have not been released.

State Police detectives assigned to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office responded to reports of unattended deaths at the residence, Kimball-Monahan said.

The couple’s 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter found them in the morning and called their grandmother, who notified a local friend. The friend went to the home and then called 911.

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No foul play is suspected, Kimball-Monahan said. Unattended deaths, she said, generally refer to situations where there is no evidence of a break-in or robbery and no visible signs of trauma to the bodies.

The cause of their deaths will be released when the medical examiner’s assessment is completed, Kimball-Monahan said.

The children are physically fine, she said. Their grandmother and social workers from the state Department of Children and Families went to the scene; the children are now in their grandmother’s custody, Kimball-Monahan said.

Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com. Anne Steele can be reached at anne.steele@globe.com.