5 found dead inside NC home, investigation underway


CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a family.

UPDATE: NC man killed wife, 3 young children, family dog before killing himself, officials say

Sheriff Chip Hughes said five people were found dead at a Vanceboro home in the area of Kinsaw Court on Friday.

Huges said this situation is not a threat to the community and will release more information on the incident on Monday.

According to neighbors, Michael Jay Ireland lived at that address with his wife April, three children, and dog.

Neighbors recall Michael working on a shrimp boat in Virginia and rarely being home.

Michael had a failed attempt at suicide three months ago, neighbors said.

According to neighbors, the family was always fighting. According to people in the area, there are eight homes in the small neighborhood and the Ireland’s were not social with neighbors.

More details will be released as they become available.

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