2 bodies found inside residence near Tyler, officials investigating
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Smith County Officials are investigating a murder- suicide at a Chapel Hill residence Saturday afternoon.
According to officials, just after 1 p.m., they were called to the 10000 block of County Road 272, in the Chapel Hill area, after family members reported finding two bodies inside a residence.
According to officials, the officer observed what he believed to be two bodies laying on the living room floor. Both bodies were in advanced stages of decomposition.
After an evidentiary search warrant was issued, two handguns were located in the area of the bodies. Evidence was present that indicates both firearms were fired within the residence, according to officials.
Justice of the Peace Precinct #4 Mitch Shamburger arrived on scene and held an inquest and ordered autopsies on both bodies. The bodies are being transported to Southeastern Forensics in Smith County at this time for autopsies.
Officials said that at this time it appears at this time to be a murder-suicide.
"That was my brother Charles Moore. I don't know the lady that was in there I don't know her but they both was found dead by my sister," said Rev. Anderson Moore.
Moore said it's uncommon for the tight-knit neighborhood.
"This is the most violent thing I've seen out here," Moore said.
Jazzmyn Brown said she grew up in the neighborhood and had known Charles Moore her whole life.
"He was our entertainer actually as kids. He used to run down the street really fast. We looked forward to seeing him running back and forth down the street," Brown said.
Brown said many are still in shock but will remember Moore, not only as a neighbor but a friend.
"It's a sad day in the community for us we will miss him definitely," Brown said.
The sheriff's office has not released the name of the 2nd person found inside the home.
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