Neighbors who live in the area said the bodies of Gail Tyndall and her two children were found in a mobile home at the Homestead Village Mobile Home Park in the Plainview community off Jernigan Road, southeast of Dunn.
Investigators said they are looking for 22-year-old Kenneth Hartley, who lives at the residence and a family member of the victims.
Authorities said Hartley is considered "endangered." But they did not elaborate on what that means.
The Sampson County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the home when relatives and co-workers had not heard from Bush. When they arrived, they found the victims' bodies.
There was no word Friday night about how the deaths occurred.
"It's pretty scary, and I'm sure a lot of people out here are scared right now," neighbor Heather Allen said. "It's baffling. I just don't knoe why someone would do this."
On Friday afternoon, State Bureau of Investigation agents talked to Bush's co-workers at Country Clean Inc. in Dunn. Her co-workers described Bush as a kind woman who always would help people in need.
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