REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- Nearly a week after a husband and wife were found shot to death in their Reidsville home, investigators were still searching the property for clues and have made no arrests.
Vehicles belonging to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and the SBI were parked outside 791 Pinewood Road on Friday morning. That's where the bodies of Douglas Troy French, 48, and Ladonna Mosley French, 45, were found early Saturday morning.
On Friday, investigators walked in and out of the home with equipment, and they also came out with brown paper bags.
None of the investigators could make any sort of comment while a FOX8 crew was at the scene.
FOX8 has received dozens of calls and online messages over the last couple of days regarding the case. The rumors involve whether an arrest has been made and if Whitney French, the couple's daughter, was somehow involved in the case.
Sheriff Sam Page issued a statement on Friday morning:
I have the utmost confidence my investigative team WILL bring whoever is responsible for this heinous crime to justice. It is because of that confidence I can say that WHEN an arrest is made, the media will be notified without delay. I understand and appreciate the concerns of the citizens, not only in the Bethany area, but throughout Rockingham County; but my investigative team needs time to examine all elements of this case. This is too important to risk any mistakes by rushing. I would ask the citizens and the media to be patient with us as we continue to investigate this tragedy and seek the person(s) responsible.
Also, a family member told FOX8's Mitch Carr on Friday that it's not only untrue that Whitley was involved in the homicide, but it's also hurtful to the family that such a rumor would be spread.
FOX8 obtained a search warrant on Friday. Eight complete bullet casings and one partial casing were found at the scene.
Also found were multiple phones, several guns, computers, cameras and an iPod. The permit and case for a 9mm pistol were found in the home, but the gun itself was gone.
The warrant makes no connection between the missing gun and the spent cartridges.