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Deputies probe double homicide at Wilson County home

Posted February 20, 2012
Updated February 21, 2012

— The bodies of a man and a woman were found Monday afternoon inside a house near Elm City, the Wilson County Sheriff's Office said.

John Henry Little, 61, who lived at the home, and Charlene Jones Leake, 42, of Wilson, appeared to be the victims of a double homicide, authorities said. Investigators would not release any details about how they died.

Deputies were called to 3233 Corbett Ave. around noon in response to a missing persons call and found Little and Leake dead inside. The victims were acquaintances and appeared to be intentionally targeted, authorities said.

No other details were released by authorities.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said she and another woman called 911 after finding a baseball cap filled with blood on the front porch and blood between the front and screen doors.

The other woman, the neighbor said, was looking for her sister, who she thought might have been at the home with Little. Neighbor saw blood outside in Wilson County double homicide Neighbor saw blood outside home in Wilson County double homicide


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  • vinceedwards Feb 21, 2012

    A lock down would have been fine if there was a suspect on the loose in the area. When the bodies were discovered no one knew what had happened. Lets not get carried away.

  • lisa4 Feb 21, 2012

    My daughter attends Toisnot Middle School and I am wandering why they did not have a lock down after these 2 bodies were discovered??????????????
    Praying for the families of the Mr. Little & Ms. Leake.

  • tigresspen Feb 21, 2012

    So incredibly sad. With the cap being discovered between screen door and front door, I wonder if one victim was killed or at least badly wounded as they stood in doorway. And either stumbled or was dragged inside the home. I do hope good evidence is found at the home to lead LE to the killer(s).

    Prayers and sincere condolences go out for victims' families.

  • prophetdavis08 Feb 21, 2012

    Very Sad, praying for the families!

  • wralfan Feb 20, 2012

    how awful.

  • sabby06 Feb 20, 2012

    oh no... John is one of our customers.. how sad :(