3 children, man, wife found dead in NC home; death investigation underway

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3 children, man, wife found dead in NC home; death investigation underway. (Credit WNCT)

VANCEBORO, N.C. — The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a family, WNCT reports.

Sheriff Chip Hughes said five people were found dead at a Vanceboro home in the area of Kinsaw Court on Friday.

Hughes told WCTI that Michael Jay Ireland, his wife and three children, who are 8 months old, 3 years old and 4 years old, were found dead.

Sheriff Hughes said this situation was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community. Hughes will share more information on the investigation on Monday.

According to neighbors, Ireland lived at that address with his family.

Neighbors recall him working on a shrimp boat in Virginia and rarely being home.

There are 8 homes in the small neighborhood and people living in the area said the Ireland’s were not social with neighbors.

This is a developing story.

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