Neighbors gathered in Arch Beach Heights Thursday morning, questioning the suspected murder-suicide deaths of their neighbors.
A resident called police at 5:29 p.m. Wednesday, reporting that a married couple had been shot to death inside their home at 835 La Mirada St.
Laguna Beach police suspect Mike Brown shot and killed his wife, Mendy, their dog and then himself.
Edgar Alvarez, who lives across the street, heard shrieking Wednesday night. His neighbor June Trudson, the 911 caller, ran to his door overwhelmed after discovering the news.
After Mike Brown didn't show up for work Monday, a friend checked on the home, police and neighbors said.
The friend found the couple and their dog Rudy dead in their bedroom. Mendy Brown's body was found on its side in bed. Her husband's corpse was face-up, under the sheets, Alvarez was told.
Luisa Taylor, who lives next door, said she heard three popping sounds early Tuesday morning about 3 a.m. She assumed it was kids playing with "pyrotechnics."