Elderly couple found dead inside home following welfare check, Moore County deputies say

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ABERDEEN, N.C. (WNCN)– A homicide investigation is underway after an elderly couple was found dead inside their home, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said.

The couple was found just before 6 p.m. Friday at their home on Roseland Road just outside of Aberdeen.

According to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, family members spoke with D.P. Black and Mary Lou Black earlier in the day on Friday.

“Mrs. Black normally picks up one of their employees and she didn’t show up, so he called and was concerned why she didn’t show up, so our deputies were called to do a welfare check,” said Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields. “Mr. Black was found on the porch, Mrs. Black was found in the house.”

When deputies went to the home to conduct the welfare check, they found D.P. Black, 91, and Mary Lou Black, 86, deceased inside.

A homicide investigation is underway.

The sheriff said the Blacks were well-known business owners in the area.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $2,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for the murders.

No information about the suspect is being released at this time, deputies said.

Deputies did not say how the couple died.

If you or anyone you know has information that may help with the investigation, please call the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931.

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