The family of one of the victims in a double homicide has increased the reward in the case.
Last month, family members discovered the bodies of Tyrone Beamon, Jr. of Mount Olive and Shaundrea Milhouse of Knightdale.
The couple was found dead in a bathtub, and two young children, a one-year-old and a three-year-old, unharmed in the Waller Road home. Authorities believe the children were in the home with the dead bodies for a day or two.
Monday the family of Beamon doubled the reward in the murder case to $6,000.
Anyone with information on the double homicide is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 919-731-1481 or Wayne County Crimestoppers at 919-735-2255.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward of $3,000.00 for information which leads to an arrest in the double homicide discovered in Mount Olive Tuesday.
The bodies of 27-year-old Tyrone Beamon Jr. and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Shaundrea Milhouse of Knightdale, were found in Beamon's Waller Road Home. Authorities say family members went to the house after not hearing from the couple for a few days.
Inside they found the couple dead in a bathtub, and two young children, a one-year-old and a three-year-old, unharmed.
So how will such a tragedy affect these young kids?
Andrew Brimhall is a child development assistant professor ECU and says, "Memories, I think is kind of a tough idea to think about, but I think it certainly affects them as part of who they are and what their experiences are and they might not be able to articulate it and they might not be able to talk through it."
To help young kids do that, Briimhall says he chooses a play technique that allows a child to draw and play with toys, giving them the ability to articulate without words how they feel. most importantly, he says, children who have experienced trauma, need to feel protected.
Individuals with information about this case may call crime stoppers at 919-735-2255 or text at 919-222-4230.
Two young children have lost their parents in a tragic double homicide.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the children of the two people murdered, who are ages one and three, were found in their home outside of Mount Olive where their parents were found dead Tuesday. The two boys were not hurt and are now with family, according to Major Tom Effler.
Effler says 27-year-old Tyrone Beamon, Jr. and 21-year-old Shaundrea Milhouse of Knightdale were found dead in Beamon's Waller Road home Tuesday afternoon. Members of Beamon's family stopped by after not hearing from him for a few days. Inside they found Beamon and Milhouse dead in a bath tub, and the two children unhurt.
Sheriff Carey Winders says they believe the children were in the home with the dead bodies for one or two days.
Investigators don't think this was a random act and it could be revenge driven. They said the house was not ransacked, but described the scene as "disturbing".
The medical examiner is performing autopsies on the bodies today that will help investigators determine when the two were killed.
The two children were not brothers; one was the child of Beamon, the other of Milhouse. It is believed the two were in a dating relationship.
The SBI is assisting the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in this investigation.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double homicide.
Few details have been released, but investigators say two people were killed on Waller Road in Mount Olive.
The sheriffs office is not releasing the names of the victims or any other details of the ongoing investigation.