4 People Found Dead At Sampson County Homeless Camp

Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

SAMPSON COUNTY – The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is treating the deaths of four people at a rural homeless camp as a murder-suicide.

Around 9:22am Sunday, deputies were dispatched to a report of shots being fired near the end of Tanner Lane, outside of Autryville.

Officers found four people deceased near two tents at the encampment. All four people suffered apparent gunshot wounds.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears to be a murder-suicide.

The victims were two males and two females. Their names are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.


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