MORGANTON, N.C. — Police have identified the suspect in a triple homicide after three people were found dead inside a Morganton home Sunday.
Police said it appears the victims died from blunt force trauma, but autopsies are scheduled for later this week.
The three victims have been identified as Zakiya Bey, 75, Barbara Johnson, 54, and Freddie Thompson, 21.
Donald Eric Kincade, 56, has been identified by police as the suspect in the murders. They say he was the boyfriend of Johnson.
According to WSOC, Johnson rented the home at 419 1/2 West Concord Street where the incident happened.
She lived there with her son, Freddie, who had special needs, the family said. Bey was a long-time friend of Johnson’s.
Morganton Public Safety officers found the three bodies during a welfare check around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.