Officers found the bodies of 65-year-old Suryakant Patel and his wife, 61-year-old Bhavanaben Patel, at America's Best Value Inn Monday. The motel is located along the Highway 70 bypass.
Police say the couple was murdered. The couple worked and lived at the motel.
The SBI is assisting in the investigation.
The Goldsboro Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone can call Inv. Dwayne Dean at (919) 580-4211 or Crime Stoppers at (919) 735-2255 to remain anonymous.