Mother, son found dead outside Hope Mills apartments

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A mother and her son were found dead outside their Hope Mills apartment Wednesday morning.

Hope Mills police officers responded to calls about two people lying in the grass at the Village Green Apartments in the 6200 block of Hackberry Drive around 7 a.m. Investigators who approached the two people found that they were dead and determined the case was a homicide.

"Yeah kind of crazy to see that kind of thing first thing two minutes after waking up, especially in a place like this ya know? It's a tight knit lil community," said one neighbor.

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities identified the victims as Julie Camacho Smith, 48, and Desmond Miles Brewington, 25.

There are no suspects in the case.

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office are assisting with the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hope Mills Police Department at (910) 425-4103.
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