Rockingham sheriff updates French family homicide investigation

Posted on: 3:40 pm, February 17, 2012, by

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Sheriff Sam Page said investigators have spoken with many people, but no arrests have been made in connection with the French family homicides nearly two weeks ago.

Page said in a news release Friday they have spoken with a number of people related to or otherwise close to the French family. However, Page wanted to remind residents that just because somebody has been questioned does not mean that person is considered a suspect.

The bodies of Douglas Troy French, 48, and Ladonna Mosley French, 45, were found in their home on 791 Pinewood Road around 2 a.m. Feb. 4.

A slightly updated suspect description was released on Friday. Investigators described the suspect is a person of unknown gender and race, between 5’8″ and 5’9″ tall and 160-170 pounds with an average build.

The suspect was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings and pockets on the lower front, green pants and unknown shoes. The suspect was armed with a black semiautomatic handgun, Page said.

Anyone with information on the case or a possible suspect is asked to call Det. Ben Strader at (336) 634-3232 ext. 4106 or Rockingham County Crimestoppers at 349-9683.

Page said investigators would really like to hear from anyone who lives in the area or was passing by the area at the time of the shooting. Page said they especially would like information from people who saw any vehicles parked or driving around or any people walking around.

Page also said he is aware of an increase in applications for firearm purchase permits and concealed carry permits since the homicides. However, he said parents should keep firearms out of the reach of children.