Wednesday, June 25, 2014
"SALISBURY, CT — Rowan County Sheriff’s officials are looking into a murder/suicide hours after discovering Kenny Smith Sr., 68, dead in the Pineview Circle home he shared with his son, Kenny Smith Jr.
"Charlotte Police officers found Kenny Smith Jr. dead in a Charlotte motel room Tuesday evening. Rowan officials did not release further details.
"His father’s body was found in his home hours earlier after family members were unable to contact him and alerted authorities.
"On Tuesday about 10:30 a.m., after family members had repeatedly tried to call Smith Sr., sheriff’s officers went to the home at 104 Pineview Circle, just off Timber Ridge Road.
"Investigators discovered the elder Smith dead inside his home. Officials determined he had been murdered and his financial card was missing, a sheriff’s press release said.
"Investigators said evidence and information gathered during the course of the investigation determined Kenny Smith Jr., 44, also known as Pee Wee. was believed to have left Salisbury headed for the Charlotte area. Arrest warrants were issued Tuesday afternoon charging him with felony robbery and murder. He was also added to the Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list.
"According to 911 communications traffic, Kenny Smith Jr. was found just before 8 p.m.
"Kenny Smith Sr.’s body will be transported to the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy."