RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A welfare check on Monday has led to the discovery of three bodies at three different locations in Wake County, officials said Tuesday.
Raleigh Police and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office confirm all three cases are related and being investigated as homicides.
On Monday, officers were checking on a welfare call in the 3900 block of Bentley Meadow Lane in Raleigh.
A 79-year-old woman was found dead inside the house at that address, police said.
A follow-up investigation was started, which led officers to the 1300 block of Fairview Road.
In that area, officers found the body of an 80-year-old man, police said.
Around 11:30 p.m., Wake County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5600-block of Alta Vista Court around for a welfare check. Once at the home, deputies saw a body through the window, officials said.
Friends of the victims say all are members of the same family, and will be missed.
“They’d give you the shirt off their back. They took people in, they helped people. They were just great people,” said Keith Jaques.
Jaques says he knew the victims for 20 years, and that they’d helped him when he’d fallen on hard times.”It’s devastating is what it is,” he said.
Neighbors said it had been several days since they saw the person who lived in the home on Alta Vista Court.
The sheriff’s office said it appeared the person had been dead inside for at least a few days and that the welfare check request was made the Raleigh Police Department.
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