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Police on the scene at 823 Meade Drive. (WGHP)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Preliminary autopsy results show no foul play was involved in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found deceased in their Meade Drive home Tuesday, according to Susan Danielsen with Greensboro police.

At 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Greensboro police responded to 823 Meade Drive in reference to a welfare check.

Upon arrival, officers found William Rayburn Knight, 85, and Guynell Cromer Knight, 84, dead in the home.

The report from the State Medical Examiners’ Office indicates that Guynell Knight died of natural causes, Danielsen said. The death of her husband, William Knight, is considered accidental, possibly the result of a fall.

Because of a lack of any clear evidence, police initially classified the manner of their deaths as unknown.