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Deaths of Lillington woman, children ruled murder-suicide

Posted May 9, 2016

— 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.


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  • Amanda Townsend May 10, 2016
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    How awful.

  • Dan Wilder May 10, 2016
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    This is a horrific tragedy. She apparently had no one to seek help from or that was close enough to the woman to notice a problem and try to intervene.

  • Kathy Beasley Rivenbark May 9, 2016
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    Such a tragedy! I can only imagine the pain she was in and loneliness she must have felt to take the lives of her children and pet before taking her own. May they all rest peacefully.
    My deepest condolences and sincerest prayers to the husband/father who will have to get through this heartbreaking time.