11/29/2016 12:23 EST | Updated 11/29/2016 12:29 EST

Dave Rogers, Former Ottawa Citizen Reporter And Wife Both Found Dead, Son Charged With Murder

A former Ottawa Citizen reporter and his wife are dead and their son has been accused of their murders.

Cameron Rogers, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder after his parents were found dead at their Ottawa home Monday night, according to The Canadian Press.

Ottawa police discovered the bodies of Dave Rogers, 69 and Merrill Gleddie Rogers, 63, in the backyard after receiving a tip from Montreal authorities, according to CBC News.

Montreal police told The Canadian Press that a man called 911 and allegedly confessed to killing his parents a few days beforehand.

Ottawa police received the tip on Monday, prompting officers to check on the home.

The bodies were found behind a shed outside, according to the Ottawa Citizen. One body was under a tarp and another in a suitcase.

Rogers worked at the Citizen until 2010. The couple's murders mark Ottawa's 18th and 19th homicides of 2016.