No suspects yet in mother, son's death in Cumberland County

Yolanda Renee George and Jamal Skinner
October 3, 2013 5:05:01 PM PDT
Authorities say the killing of a mother and her son in Cumberland County was not a random act of violence.

Sheriff's deputies are still searching for suspects, and a motive.

Officials confirm to ABC11 that Wednesday's double murder was not a random act of violence.

It happened at a home in the 5000 block of Matt Hair Road around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Deputies identified the victims as 57-year-old Yolanda Renee George and her son, 35-year-old Jamal Skinner.

Neighbors also said George was found slumped over at a neighbor's house.

Deputies haven't said when or how they think the two were killed. However, neighbors think it was Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

"I heard two gunshots last night," said neighbor Misty Carter. "I was in one of my bedrooms working on a computer. I heard two gunshots, and didn't think anything about it."

Detectives may not have have commented on a motive, but neighbors have their own ideas.

One resident told ABC11 that Skinner asked a neighbor across the street if he could park his cars at the house, because someone tried to break into his mother's home Tuesday, and he didn't want them to think she was at home.

Whatever happened, and why, has left neighbors and residents shocked and worried

"These folks, yeah very surprised," said a friend of the victims, Steve Jelinek. "They were just nice folks. Never had a problem."

"It's terrible to have it happen in any community," said neighbor Norma Owen.  "It's sad that people have to die."

Sheriff's investigators have not yet released a cause of death yet, or a motive.

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