Sheriff: There could be a living witness to double murder in Alexander County

Double murder investigation continues

ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Deputies are investigating after two men were found dead in a home in Alexander County Saturday.

According to officials, the incident happened at a home on Mount Wesley Church Road in Stony Point.

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says it is possible there is a living witness to the double murder.

The two men were apparently shot and were found around noon when someone went to check on them.

The bodies were found in two different places in the house, according to officials. The victims were identified as 38-year-old Chad Lee Kennedy and 57-year-old Mark Jefferson Furey.

Bowman says since the investigation began at least four neighbors have come forward and said they thought they heard knocking on their door or light tapping on their window late Friday night.

“I heard three knocks, “ said Mae Sheets, “And a few minutes later it happened again.”

No one has reported seeing anyone at the four homes where this happened, said Bowman. He thinks it is possible someone escaped from the shooting scene and went looking for help.

The person did not yell out, possibly, because the killer was still nearby.

Bowman is hoping whoever did the knocking will come forward. Meanwhile investigators continue to talk with neighbors and follow leads.

Officials say they are looking to locate the individual who was knocking on the homes.

Deputies say they have responded to the home in the past for domestic situations, but do not know if this incident is connected in any way.

So far, no motive has been established.

Bowman says the Kennedy family has gone through a lot lately. Chad’s brother died almost two weeks ago.

Autopsy results are not in yet, but officials say there was no visible trauma to the body. At this time, investigators do not believe that death is connected to the murders.

Investigators reportedly have leads, but have not made any arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555.

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