The deaths of three members of a Boothbay Harbor family was a double murder-suicide, according to Maine State Police.

In a press release issued Monday evening, State Police said Svend Jorgenson, 71, shot his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself.

The body of Carol Jorgensen, 75, was found in her bedroom inside her home on Lakeside Drive. The body of Eric Jorgensen, a 40-year-old social studies teacher Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, was found in the kitchen of his Montgomery Road home.

Svend Jorgensen was found in the basement of the Lakeside Drive house with a revolver next to him. According to the press release, he left behind a handwritten note, which included information on his financial affairs and real estate, but it did not explain why he killed his wife and son.

Police say the last time anyone heard from the family was on Wednesday, July 1 and the shootings likely took place later that day or on Thursday, July 2. The bodies were discovered after a family friend contacted police on Saturday and asked them to check on the family.