Wilson authorities investigating pair's death

November 29, 2010 4:58:48 PM PST
Authorities in Wilson County are investigating the deaths of a man and his girlfriend near Lucama.Wilson County officials say they were called to a home in the 8200 block of Spring Hill Church Road around 10 a.m. Sunday to check on the welfare of 47-year-old Robert Laythe.

Captain Danny Bailey tells ABC11 Eyewitness News that the couple was found at Laythe's mother's house.

Deputies determined from neighbors that a red Honda CRV that was parked in the yard of the home was a vehicle that was not supposed to be at the house.

When deputies entered the pool house located near the house, they found Laythe and his girlfriend, 46-year-old Angela Miller of Morehead City, both dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Due to evidence at the scene, detectives say they have determined the incident was a murder-suicide or a double suicide. The investigation is continuing.

Their bodies have been taken to the medical examiner in Greenville for autopsy.

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