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Columbus Co. deputies investigating double murder

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County deputies are investigating after they say a missing persons report led them to two decomposing bodies inside a storage building.

Investigators say they discovered the bodies around 8:30 p.m. yesterday behind a home in the 2300 block of Blacksmith Road when following up on a missing persons report filed earlier in the day. They say family members told them they have not seen Jeanette Nany Thut, 74, since October 24.

Deputies say they are still investigating at the scene where the bodies were found, and that foul play is suspected. They say the bodies have not yet been identified, but persons of interested are being sought for questioning.

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy being conducted today in Raleigh. Stay with WWAY for more on this story as details become available.

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