Mother and daughter found dead in Fayetteville

Police say a mother and daughter were found dead at their home in the 6000 block of Brookshire Rd Sunday

November 15, 2010 4:35:56 AM PST
Fayetteville police say a mother and daughter were found dead at their home in the 6000 block of Brookshire Road early Sunday.

The women have been identified as Karen Mosby, 47 and Betty Pettigrew, 69.

Detectives are looking for a person of interest in the case - Tarae Lamont Mosby, 29.

The victims were found around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Neighbors tell ABC11 the women were not military and moved in only a few months earlier.

Tyler Brown lives across the street from the home where the women were found dead. She says she heard a commotion coming from the residence Saturday night.

"Last night, it was a big argument. He was cursing. It was a guy there last night. He was cursing in his cell phone," Brown said.

Police aren't saying how the mother and daughter died, but have confirmed that the two women lived in the residence together.

Neighbors say the woman seemed friendly.

"She used to wave and stuff. She was a nice old lady," Brown said.

"I don't know where they're from or anything, because I never really had contact with them - besides speaking when I walked past the house and waved my hand - just being a friendly neighbor, speaking to them," Neighbor Shaneika Amy said.

Neighbors like Amy say they are anxious to find out what exactly happened.

"I'm only two houses over, and I didn't see nothing out of the ordinary, so it's a shocker," Amy said.

Police say Mosby is a relative of both victims. He is a black male about 5-feet-6-inches, medium to husky build and also goes by the name "Ray Ray". Police are also searching for Pettigrew's Silver Nissan Sentra with license plate ZXW-9420.

Evidence at the scene indicates that Mosby may be in a possession of a high powered rifle and should not be approached. If you have information on the whereabouts of Mr. Mosby, please call 911 immediately.

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