Realtor finds 2 bodies inside Chapel Hill home; police investigating

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Search for answers after two found dead in Chapel Hill home
On Friday, police were searching for next of kin, and have released few details about the case.

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Chapel Hill police continue to investigate after two bodies were found Thursday afternoon.

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On Friday, the crime scene tape was down outside a Chapel Hill home and neighbors are waiting to hear more information from police after two people were found dead Thursday in a home at 44 Deming Road.

The bodies were discovered by a Realtor. Records show the house was for sale for roughly a year.

After obtaining a search warrant to enter the home, police began processing the scene.

There is no word yet on the identity of the people or the circumstances of the deaths.

Chapel Hill Police investigate after a Realtor found two bodies in a Chapel Hill home for sale.
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One neighbor told ABC11 on Friday that an elderly woman in her 80s lived there with her youngest son. She said the woman was widowed and put the house on the market to downsize.

"I'm just feeling bad for her and sad for her. She was such a nice lady and I don't know what happened, and I'd like to find out soon what happened," said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

Other neighbors were stunned by the discovery.

"I mean it's just scary, I can't believe something like that happened," said resident Dave Yao.

Another neighbor, Carol Rigsbee, put it plainly, "There's no crime here."

Police investigate after two bodies are found in a Chapel Hill home.

Chapel Hill Police officials said late Thursday that they do not believe that there is an ongoing threat to the community.

The investigation continues Friday, and a police spokesperson told ABC11 they are trying to locate next of kin.

The Realtor who found the bodies told ABC11 he did not wish to comment.