Pasquotank Co. officials investigate murder after two people found dead in home

Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 08:12:58-04

PASQUOTANK Co., N.C. — Pasquotank County officials responded to the 1200 block of Sawyer Road on Sunday afternoon.

According to officials, when arriving to the scene deputies found a female seated in a chair on the back porch with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was identified as 53-year-old, Gina Jenette Cross.

Cross was taken to Sentara Albemarle, where she was pronounced deceased later that night.

During the investigation, deputies found a white male in the bedroom who was deceased from a gunshot wound.

The male was identified as 70-year-old, William Preston Deane.

This case is being investigated as a murder suicide.