Two found dead in Fuquay-Varina home
Posted July 19
Updated July 20
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — The bodies of two people were found inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday afternoon, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.
Arthur Brown, 78, and David McKoy, 66, were found shot to death at 236 Howard Road.
The two men were discovered after Ruby Bullock, Brown's sister-in-law, was asked check on Arthur Brown after his wife, Marion, couldn't reach him by phone.
Bullock said the home's front glass sliding door had been shattered and it appeared they had been robbed.
She found Arthur Brown dead in a bedroom.
"I was in a state of shock. I was yelling," Bullock said.
Bullock yelled for her nephew, Carl Diggs, who lives across the street from the home.
"When I went back there and saw my uncle, he wasn't breathing, he wasn't responding," Diggs said.
Diggs then went into another bedroom, where he found McKoy's body.
"It looked like someone shot him in his sleep," he said.
Diggs said his uncle, during their last conversation on Thursday, mentioned that his home's security cameras were disconnected and turned skyward.
"(As if) somebody who was out here might be casing the area or casing the house," Diggs said.
Investigators with the Wake County Sheriff's Office have said little about the case. They have classified the incident as a death investigation.
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.
Marion Brown described her husband as a "hard-working man," who helped other men who needed guidance.
"He's going to be missed. He was a big-hearted person," Bullock said of her brother-in-law.