Purdy Avenue

The RCMP say a murder-suicide occurred at a Purdy Avenue home in Moncton earlier this week. (David Bartlett/CBC)

The Codiac RCMP confirmed that a murder-suicide took place at a Moncton home earlier this week.

The police were called to a home on Purdy Avenue after 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

The RCMP said in a statement that the two bodies found at the home were a 54-year-old Moncton man and a 40-year-old Petitcodiac woman.

The two were known to each other.

The names and how they died will not be made public, according to the police.