The website of Egyptian state television is reporting that the bodies of a Swedish couple have been found in a villa in a Red Sea resort city. It says investigators suspect the villa guard.

The Thursday report said the couple was found in Hurghada a week after they disappeared. It said the guard allegedly wanted to take over the villa, without explaining further.

Crime in Egypt surged after the country's 2011 uprising, as the police force collapsed and the country became awash with weapons.