Herbert Brent McGuigan, 68, and his 39-year-old son Brendon Patrick McGuigan were shot to death in last week's double homicide in eastern P.E.I., the P.E.I. Coroner's Office says.

Last Wednesday night, RCMP were called to a home on St. Mary's Road about 10 kilometres from Montague in eastern, P.E.I., where the bodies were discovered.

Alfred Guy Vuozzo, 46, of Lower Montague was later charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

The RCMP Forensic Identification Unit remained on the scene of the crime until Saturday evening and autopsies on the victims' bodies concluded they died as the result of gunshot wounds.

Police have seized firearms in connection to the shootings.

The RCMP Major Crime Unit is continuing its investigation.

The elder McGuigan's father was the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision in 1970 in which Vuozzo's sister was killed. This has led some Islanders to speculate on a possible connection between the incidents. However, RCMP have not confirmed a link.

Vuozzo remains in custody and his next court appearance is Thursday in a Georgetown, P.E.I., courtroom.

Meanwhile, people in the Montague area continue to support the McGuigan family.

A bank account has been set up at the Scotiabank in Montague for the children of Brendon McGuigan. Money can be donated at any branch of Scotiabank in the province. The account is in Kim McGuigan's name.

A joint funeral will be held for the victims at St.Paul's Catholic Church in Sturgeon at 11 a.m. Tuesday.