RICHMOND, Texas -- A doctor and her husband were found dead inside a home in Richmond Sunday afternoon, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Around 10 a.m. Sunday, family members of Dr. Sherilyn and Daniel Burroughs called authorities and asked for them to make a welfare check on the couple.

Deputies said around 12:30 p.m. they made contact with the husband and after speaking with him, they feared his wife may be in danger.

Around 3:45 p.m. a SWAT team entered the home and found the man and woman deceased from an apparent murder-suicide.

The couple's 4-year-old daughter was not home at the time of the shooting.