Elderly mother, son found dead inside Statesville home

Published: Feb. 2, 2016 at 10:07 PM EST
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STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - An investigation is underway after two people were found dead inside a Statesville home Tuesday afternoon.

According to investigators, the bodies of 44-year-old John McDonald and his 79-year-old mother, Ann McDonald,  were found inside a home along the 700 block of East Front Street.

Investigators say the pair had extensive medical problems and their deaths appear to be natural causes. There was reportedly no sign of foul play, no trauma to their bodies and no forced entry into the home.

The medical examiner has been called to the scene to look into the deaths.

According to investigators, Ann McDonald's other son, in California, called a friend to go check on the pair after they hadn't been seen in a week. The friend went tot he home and discovered the bodies.

An investigator on scene said it appeared John and Ann McDonald have been dead for several days.

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