The McMinn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of two elderly people, a man and a woman, at a home on County Road 203.

According to Sheriff Joe Guy, the man was the caregiver for the woman, who was bed-bound in a chair.

Sheriff Guy says the man apparently passed away in the downstairs a week ago, leaving the woman with no access to a phone due to her immobility.

The woman passed away as well within the past week.