Wednesday, May 7, 2014
"MORRISVILLE, NC — Police are investigating the deaths of a husband and wife found dead in their Morrisville home Monday as a murder/suicide.
"Melissa Eileen Preston, 43, and Jonathan Edward Preston, 46, were found shot to death at the 2016 Weaver Forest Way residence they rented in the Providence Place subdivision. Their three young children were not home at the time.
"Morrisville spokeswoman Stephanie Smith said the case is considered a murder/suicide, but she declined to say whether police know which member of the couple was the shooter.
"A man who called 911 Monday morning said the Prestons “were having problems” before they were found dead.
"The caller, who was not identified, said he and his wife were close friends from out of town and were staying with the couple at their home when he heard gunshots coming from the master bedroom Monday morning.
"`I’m not going up there. It sounded like shots fired,` the caller told a dispatcher after he went outside to call 911.
"`It was probably like 10 shots,` he said. `It sounded like a small caliber gun.`
"Melissa Preston worked from home as co-owner of jewelry business RockHill Designs. Jonathan Preston worked for Microsoft."