Two bodies found in Duplin County home, deputies say

Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 2:43 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2022 at 5:46 PM EST
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DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county say two bodies were found in a home last week.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office says on Nov. 9th at about 3 a.m., deputies were dispatched to 187 John Rich Road, north of Magnolia and south of Warsaw.

Duplin County Sheriff’s Captain Scott Kennedy said they received a 911 call reporting that two people were dead at that address.

“A subject had called 911 and said that he’d found two bodies inside of the residence at 187 John Rich Road,” Kennedy said. “The 911 call came in and our deputies arrived and did find two African American males dead inside the residence.”

WITN is told that when deputies arrived, they found 68-year-old Leslie Savage, and 72-year-old Craig Smith, who had recently moved into the home.

A neighbor that lives two houses down from the home tells WITN they saw investigators wearing hazmat suits while on the scene the next day, however, Kennedy said they just want to stay cautious at all times.

“Our investigators are always very careful as far as making sure that we’re preserving the scene and collecting any DNA evidence,” Kennedy said. “Any evidence that is collected, is collected properly.

The sheriff’s office says that while they have persons of interest in this case, no arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (910) 296-2150.

A $5,000 reward has been issued by the sheriff’s office for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

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