Friday, November 16, 2012

Monroe, NC: Police: 9-year-old daughter witnessed murder-suicide

MONROE, N.C. -- Union County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide after two people were found dead in Monroe on Thursday morning.
Officials say the two victims are a husband and his wife.  Police identified the couple as 36-year-old Mary Ismail and 45-year-old Bobby Ismail.
The couple's 9-year-old daughter witnessed the shootings, police said.
Deputies were called to a home in the 1500 block of Sikes Mill Road near Unionville after 6 a.m. Thursday. The home is located near a child development center.

(Click here to see images from the scene)
Police say the Ismails were married but had recently separated and were not living together.  Mary Ismail and the daughter were inside a truck waiting for the school bus to arrive when Bobby Ismail showed up at a driveway off of Sikes Mill Road.
Bobby was found just outside the home.
After the shootings, the young daughter ran to get help, and a second person nearby then called police.
Neighbors say Mary Ismail had moved in with another man and they were living together in a different community.

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