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Authorities investigate Fuquay deaths as homicides

Posted July 23, 2014

Wake County sheriff's deputies were on the scene where two people were found dead at a home on Howard Road in Fuquay-Varina on July 19, 2014.

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that investigators are treating the weekend deaths of two men in Fuquay-Varina as homicides.

Arthur Lee Brown, 78, and David Eugene McKoy, 66, were found shot to death Saturday afternoon at 236 Howard Road.

Authorities initially called the case a "death investigation."

The two men were discovered after Ruby Bullock, Brown's sister-in-law, was asked check on him when his wife couldn't reach him by phone.

Bullock said the home's front glass sliding door had been shattered, and it appeared the men had been robbed.

She found Arthur Brown dead in a bedroom, and her nephew, who lives across the street, found McKoy's body in a second bedroom.

The two victims lived together and worked at A.L. Brown Cement.

Arthur Brown founded the company and, family members said, reached out to McKoy, giving him a job and a place to stay.

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  • Stilllearnin Jul 23, 2014

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    One would have to be a homicide if that were the case

  • WralCensorsAreBias Jul 23, 2014

    Maybe they should ask the public to solve the case for them. Like the police everywhere else do.

  • zonk Jul 23, 2014

    Well it could have been murder/suicide in which case that would not be considered homicide. I think ?

  • Hope Lives Jul 23, 2014

    It could have been a murder-suicide, but I guess they're thinking both men were killed by someone else who apparently robbed the home (or attempted to).

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 23, 2014

    "The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that investigators are treating the weekend deaths of two men in Fuquay-Varina as homicides."

    Duh!!!

    I certainly hope so. They had bullets in them. smh

    Prayers for their loved ones and prayers their killer is caught quickly.