HENDERSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police in Henderson are trying to piece together what happened inside a home where three people were found dead, including a man who had been reported missing.
On Tuesday at 10:25 p.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 100 block of Keene Street.
When police arrived, they talked with a family member who had not heard from the residents since Sunday.
Josephine Taylor, 76, and her daughter Laura Taylor, 38, who lived at the address, were found dead inside. A third person, Bakariek Leonard, 28, was also found dead.
Leonard had been reported as a missing person by family members on Tuesday. His family hadn't seen him since Sunday, they told investigators.
A preliminary investigation found that there were no obvious injuries to anyone.
The medical examiner was called to review the scene. The bodies were taken to a medical facility for further examination.
The family of Josephine Taylor told ABC11 that she was the mother of four and grandmother to a dozen.
Josephine Taylor was born and raised in this Vance County community. Her daughters said she also used to run a daycare in Durham.
"She was a very strong lady," said her granddaughter Chelsea Marshall. "She was going through some medical issues but nothing we thought would take her away this soon, so we aren't sure and we're waiting for police to tell us what happened."
The case remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Henderson Police Department at (252) 438-4141.