LUMBERTON — The Sheriff’s Office is calling the deaths of a husband and wife who were found dead Wednesday in their Old Whiteville Home a murder-suicide.
Paul Adams, 62, and his wife Cathy, 56, died of gunshot wounds.
“According to the evidence that has been collected from the scene, it appears to be a murder-suicide,” Sealey said this morning. “There is no evidence to suggest that anybody else was involved.”
Sealey said he was not ready to release additional information.
Sealey said Wednesday that deputies were dispatched at 10:04 a.m. to the home at 9833 Old Whiteville Road after a 911 call was received.
The caller, a woman Sealey did not identify, reported that her brother had found their parents dead. Sealey said the woman’s brother lives near the parents’ home.
Sealey said the first deputy on the scene found “the two people who live in that home … deceased.”
“They both had been shot,” he said.
The bodies were sent to Chapel Hill for autopsy.
Paul Adams owned a construction business in Lumberton bearing his name. Several websites list the business’ address as the couple’s home address on Old Whiteville Road.
The business was awarded a $45,500 bid by the City Council in October to complete an extension on a storage building at the water plant.