Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Family Member Finds Bodies Of Dead Couple

"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...

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