JACKSON, OHIO: A southern Ohio coroner says an autopsy is underway in the shooting deaths of two brothers, ages 12 and 9.

Jackson County coroner Dr. Gregory Hawker tells the Associated Press Thursday that the Franklin County coroner is conducting the autopsy. Hawker says a .44-caliber revolver was recovered in the home.

The boys were found in a bedroom Wednesday morning in their grandparentsí home, where they lived in Jackson. Hawker says he canít comment yet on what might have led to the shootings. Authorities say no one else was at home.

The boysí names werenít released immediately. The Jackson city police chief and county sheriff didnít immediately return calls Thursday.

Jackson is a city of about 7,000 people in mostly rural Appalachian Ohio, about 65 miles south of Columbus.