Local News

Two Murdered In Cumberland County

Posted September 9, 2001 7:17 a.m. EDT

— Residents of Cumberland County who live near Tom Burns Road woke up Saturday to sheriff's deputies, crime-scene tape, and a homicide investigation in progress.

The call came in just after midnight, and deputies found two men shot to death.

Bryan Lander Monroe died of multiple gunshot wounds at his house off Tom Burns Road.

Just hours later, deputies found the body of Cregg Christopher Jones in the trunk of a car, two miles from Monroe's house. Sheriff Moose Butler believes the fatal shootings are connected in some way.

Butler says that so far, a motive has not been determined.