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Homicide Investigation

UPDATE- 4:30PM

The Buncombe County Sheriffs Office is conducting a homicide investigation in Leicester. Sheriffs deputies responded to a call for service to assist EOC this morning at 8:12 at 117 James Drive in Leicester.  Deputies discovered  Joy Susan Runne, 45, and Andre Graydon Runne, 44, of the residence deceased from apparent gunshot wounds when they arrived.  Shortly after this discovery, deputies requested the publics assistance in locating a vehicle that was connected to the investigation; the vehicle was located by the Asheville Police Department. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.                                                         

UPDATE - 1PM
Sheriff deputies are investing a double homicide in the Leicester community of Buncombe County.

Sheriff Van Duncan says the office got a call for help from a family member who discovered the bodies at 8:30am this morning.

It happened at 117 James Drive, just off Goughes Branch Road in the Leicester community.

The house is not visible from the road, but deputies say it's about a mile up in the woods from the pavement.

Deputies comforted family members who began arriving around 10am this morning.

With the investigation less than four hours old, few details have been released, but the sheriff did give us a statement about what happened this morning.

Sheriff Van Duncan, Buncombe County Sheriff's office, "we had a family member that came to James Drive to check on some family people, and found two deceased people there at the residence.  The sheriff's office responded, we determined pretty quickly that this was a homicide, and we also had a vehicle missing from the residence."

Deputies released a message to law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a 2011 blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, the one missing from the residence.

The Asheville Police Department found that truck just a short time ago.

Deputies say the community here does not need to worry about any other suspects connected with this case.

Police and deputies were able to locate a person connected with that truck, and the sheriff says detectives are now interviewing what he calls "a person of interest."

We'll be here all day to provide updates and any information of the identities of the victims.
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UPDATE - 10:25AM

Buncombe County Sheriffs deputies are asking for the public's assistance in locating a vehicle in connection to the suspicious death investigation that is currently underway.  Investigators are looking for a blue, 2011 Toyota Tacoma truck, TRD edition.  The license plate number is AAR5062, VIN 5TFMU4FN9BX002002. 

The Buncombe County Sheriffs Office is currently conducting a suspicious death investigation at 117 James Drive in Leicester.  More details will be provided in forthcoming updates.                                                    _____________________________________________________________
9AM
Police are searching for a suspect after 2 bodies found in home near James Drive off Gouges Branch Road in Buncombe County.

No other details are available at this time.

We have a crew on the way & will bring you details as they are available.


 



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