ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating the death of two people. 

  • Police investigating death of two people
  • Johnesia Simmons, Jeremiah Mells found dead 
  • Police say it appears to be a murder/suicide

Police said they responded to a home at the Vibe Apartments shortly after 11 p.m. Friday to conduct a welfare check on a couple.

They found Johnesia Simmons, 22, and Jeremiah Mells, 30, deceased inside the apartment. The two were in a domestic relationship, police said. 

Police say it appears to be a murder/suicide, however, they are still investigating. 

Police also noted that the victim's child was not home when this occurred and is in the care of family members. 

No other information has been released. 

The deaths remain under investigation.