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Identities released of Marshall Co. couple found dead

Published: Sep. 14, 2015 at 2:20 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2015 at 2:20 PM CDT
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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Investigators are still on the scene Monday after a husband and wife were found dead in their home. 

The sheriff's department identified that victims as 68-year-old Denie Tucker and 64-year-old Pam Tucker, both of Albertville. 

The bodies were discovered Friday evening at the Tucker Farm in the Asbury community. 

The sheriff's department is not calling this a murder investigation yet.

The Avalos family lives right next door to the Tucker Farm. Silvia Avalos said her dad worked for Denie Tucker and she said she considers the Tuckers family.

"I've known them all my life. I guess you could say I grew up with them practically," Avalos said.

Read more: 2 found dead in Marshall Co.; investigation ongoing

Living just a few yards away from Tucker Farms, Silvia Avalos said she spent her childhood next door.

"When I was younger we would spend time here. They would teach me how to ride horses. It was pretty fun," Avalos said.

But the fun times ended Friday night when Silvia's dad told her the couple had died.

"I was just shocked," Avalos recalled. I couldn't fully understand what he was telling me. I just stayed in my room crying."

The sheriff's department has not classified the deaths as a murder yet and Avalos said she doesn't believe anyone could have hurt the Tucker's on purpose.

"They're such nice people I don't see why anyone would want to harm them," Avalos said.

Now Avalos is just left with her memories.

"They were awesome honestly," Avalos said." They were loving and caring. They were very generous actually. It's indescribable how nice they were."

In a statement posted by Brian and Scott Tucker to the Tucker Milling Facebook page, they expressed their devastation at Denie and Pam's deaths.

"I can tell you that mom and dad where [sic] extremely proud of what all of us here have accomplished... I guess they saw more in us from the outside looking in than we saw in ourselves," they wrote. "It is our promise that we will not disappoint them and will continue on down the path that we have started."

FACEBOOK: Tuckers' statement in full

The Marshall County Sheriff's Department said the bodies were sent to a state laboratory for an autopsy.

The case remains under investigation.

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