Deaths of Lillington woman, children ruled murder-suicide
Posted May 9, 2016
Lillington, N.C. — Authorities said the Friday deaths of a Lillington woman and her two children at a home on Cherry Hill Drive appear to be a murder-suicide.
According to authorities, the bodies of Danielle Falls Biggs, 35, and her two children, Benjamin Biggs, 3, and Gwendolyn Biggs, 21 months, were found at about 4 p.m. when deputies conducted a welfare check at 98 Cherry Hill Drive.
The two children died as a result of gunshot wounds, and Danielle Biggs' death was ruled a suicide. She died as a result of a gunshot wound, according to a preliminary autopsy report.
Danielle Biggs was found downstairs with the family dog, which was also fatally shot, authorities said. The children were found in their bed.
According to search warrants, Biggs went to a neighbors house the night before the incident and seemed incoherent.
The father is active duty Armed Forces station at Fort Bragg and was not in the country at the time of the shooting.