Couple found dead in Rocky Point home may be case of murder-suicide

MARTIN COUNTY — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday  afternoon in a home in Rocky Point by Martin County sheriff's deputies conducting a routine welfare check. 

The deceased have been identified as Denise Miller, 51 and Richard Miller Jr. 59. They are believed to be husband and wife.

Deputies found the couple dead inside a residence on Southeast Forecastle Court. The woman appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and the man a single gunshot wound, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

Preliminary investigation indicates the case may be one of murder-suicide, according to the press release.

Deputies responded to the residence at 1:42 p.m., after an out-of-state relative contacted the Sheriff's Office expressing concern for the welfare of a family member. The relative said she had been unable to make contact with the relative for a few days.

Detectives with the Martin County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a death investigation and the medical examiner will determine a cause of death.



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