3 Found Dead In Morganton Home

death investigationMORGANTON, N.C. — Family members have identified the victims in Sunday’s Morganton triple homicide.

Freddie Thompson, 21, and his mother Barbara Johnson, 50, were found dead early Sunday morning. Thompson was mentally handicapped.

Zakiyah Bey, 75, was identified as the third victim. She was a New York native who lived in Charlotte.

Morganton Public Safety officers investigated the deaths that occurred on West Concord Street.

Officers responded to a welfare check around 1:15 am. When they arrived they found three people deceased inside the residence.

Morganton Public Safety investigators and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations are still trying to determine what happened.

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