McCrory offers reward for info in French family murders

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory has announced the state is offering a cash reward for information in the murders of a Reidsville family.

The reward of up to $5,000 will be given to anyone who provides information “leading to the arrest and conviction” of whoever is responsible for the deaths of Douglas Troy French and LaDonna Moseley French.

The couple was found shot to death in their Pinewood Road home during the early-morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4 after deputies responded to a hysterical 911 call from Whitley French, the victims’ 19-year-old daughter. The couple’s younger son was away at a swim meet at the time.

Whitley French, who suffered injuries that were not-life threatening, told authorities that a stranger broke into her family’s home before the intruder shot her parents.

In October, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page revealed Douglas French had told his family in December, 2011 that his 9mm handgun went missing. Investigators believe the same gun was used in the deadly shooting.

“The exact time frame of when the gun was taken from the home is unknown,” Page said.

The intruder has been described only as a person with an average build standing between 5’8″ and 5’9″ tall and weighing between 160 and 170 lbs.  The suspect’s race is unknown, but DNA taken from the scene indicates it was a male.  He was reported to be wearing a light-gray hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings and green pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 634-3232 or the N.C. SBI at (919) 662-4500.

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