LAKEWOOD — Police found two people dead inside a house on Thursday.

Lakewood police performing a wellness check on an 86-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man at the house on Central Avenue made the discovery, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

Billhimer said that both people had "extensive medical histories" and that a medical exam would be performed on Friday to determine a cause of death. The prosecutor did not reveal the identities of the man and woman pending notification of family.

Lakewood police told The Lakewood Scoop that the two were a mother and her son.

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