UPDATE: Elderly Couple Murdered In Pasquotank County

An arrest has been made for a double homicide in Elizabeth City.

Deputies say 28-year-old Christopher Wright, is charged with killing 83-year-old Robert Alexander and 86-year-old Carolyn Alexander. They were found dead Wednesday afternoon in a ditch along Wades Point Road, after their daughter called police saying she couldn't find them and things looked suspicious at their home on Johnson Road in Pasquotank County.

An elderly couple is dead and deputies say they have a suspect in custody.

Dead is Robert and Carolyn Alexander who lived on Johnson Road in Pasquotank County. The husband was 83 years old, while the wife was 86.

Deputies say the couple's daughter called 911 around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday concerned they she couldn't reach her parents by phone and later went to their home and found things that didn't look right. The couple's 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck was missing.

Deputies found the couple's missing pickup truck about two hours later at another home and a person was taken into custody. The bodies were found around 3:20 p.m. in a ditch along Wades Point Road.

At this point deputies are not releasing the suspect's name.

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