Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"TAYLORSVILLE, NC — The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a couple after a family member found them dead in their home.
"Angela Rose and Kenneth Mellon lived together at 1078 Antioch Church Road. A family member came to the house at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday and found the couple dead from gunshot wounds, said Tod Jones, chief deputy with the sheriff’s office.
"He could not say when the shooting happened, other than it was `very recent.`
"The two were a couple, though Jones was not sure how long they had been in a relationship or lived together.
"Jones said the sheriff’s office believes it is a murder-suicide, and that Mellon was the instigator. Investigators found a gun close by, but declined to disclose the type of gun used.
"The sheriff’s department is still investigating the deaths."
Source: Hickory Daily Record...