LUMBERTON — Two people were found dead inside a mobile home off Alamac Road on Tuesday in what investigators are saying was a murder-suicide.
Sheriff’s Maj. Howard Branch said that Laurie Wheeler, 30, of 89 Thomas Drive, and James Moore, 46, of 303 Lee Circle, were both found dead at about 4 p.m at Wheeler’s home, which is about five miles south of Lumberton.
Branch said that the investigation is ongoing, but it appears that Moore shot Wheeler and then shot himself with a handgun that was found at the home. Branch said that Wheeler and Moore had been dating and neighbors told investigators that the two had had “domestic issues.”
Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 4 p.m. from Wheeler’s sister after she entered the home and found the bodies. Branch said Wheeler had two children who are now staying with the sister.