At 7:02 a.m., Jan. 21, officers from the Waynesville Police Department were called to 136 Long St., in reference to two deceased individuals who were found at the location.
“Currently, we are actively investigating a murder-suicide. Based upon the evidence collected and witnesses that have been interviewed, we are confident that this incident is isolated to 136 Long St. There is no active threat at this time,” the statement read. “We are currently making contacts with the next of kin and will not be releasing names at this time.”
Waynesville Police Captain Brian Beck said officers initially responded to an “emergency fall call.”
“Once we arrived on-scene, we located two bodies outside of the residence, and we are now in an investigation as to the who, what, when, where and why,” he said.
“We know for a fact there is no danger to the rest of the community. This is an isolated incident to this scene,” he added.
Beck reiterated that there is no active situation and that the investigation is ongoing.
Those in the neighborhood near Allens Creek said they heard nothing through the night.
When Phillip Ferguson, who lives in the neighborhood, attempted to work on a renovation next to his home, he was not allowed to do so. He first learned of the neighborhood disturbance when his wife got up early to go to her job at the hospital. The only road that allowed access to South Main Street was totally blocked by emergency vehicles. It wasn’t until about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday that traffic was partially restored.