DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A man and a woman were found dead inside a Deerfield Beach home Monday in an apparent murder-suicide, deputies said.

The bodies were discovered Monday afternoon inside the home in the 2200 block of Deer Creek Alba Way.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said deputies were called to the home to conduct a welfare check after a woman in her 70s failed to show up to work.

The woman's body was found inside the home, along with the body of a man, believed to be her son, and a dog. 

"Somebody had heard noises Saturday sometime, I don't know what time," neighbor Pat McGonigal said. "But they didn't connect it with it being gunshots." 

Neighbors said the son mostly kept to himself, but his mother was more friendly and always had a smile on her face.          

"I just had knee surgery and she was the person who, when I was trying to walk my dog when I first hurt my knee, she grabbed the dog for me and told me to go home and then she brought me a knee brace," McGonigal said. "She was just a real nice person."

The identities of the victims have not been released.