Governor announces reward in Wayne County double murder

Victims' young children present during 'gruesome' killings, sheriff says

POSTED: 3:01 PM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 11:43 PM Nov 07 2013
MOUNT OLIVE, WAYNE COUNTY -

Gov. Pat McCrory has announced that the state is offering a $10,000 reward for information in a double murder near Mount Olive. The victims' young children were home when the murder took place, said investigators.

Tyrone Beamon Jr., 27, and Shaundrea Juanette Milhouse, 21, were found dead in a bathtub at Beamon's home on Waller Road west of Mount Olive, according to investigators. The victims' bodies were discovered on Nov. 5.

Beamon and Milhouse were dating, said investigators. Beamon's 3-year-old son and Milhouse's 1-year-old son were in the home when their parents were murdered.

There is no word on a motive and at last check, no arrest had been made.

The state's $10,000 reward is in addition to the $3,000 reward being offered by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1481 or Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

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Investigators are offering a reward in the murders of two parents who deputies say were killed while their young children were inside the home.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $3,000 reward for information in the deaths of 27-year-old Tyrone Beamon Jr. and 21-year-old Shaundrea Juanette Milhouse. The victim’s bodies were found Tuesday in a bathtub at Beamon's home on Waller Road west of Mount Olive. Sheriff Carey Winders said the discovery was gruesome and disturbing, and that the murders were personal, not random.

Beamon and Milhouse, of Knightdale, were dating, said investigators. Beamon's 3-year-old son and Milhouse's 1-year-old son were in the home when their parents were murdered, likely one to two days ago, Sheriff Winders said Wednesday.

The victims' bodies were discovered Tuesday when Beamon's family went to his home to check on him, said Maj. Tom Effler of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The two children were found safe and are now under the care of family.

Autopsies for the victims were scheduled for Wednesday morning to determine an exact cause of death, said Effler.

At last check, no arrest had been made. But deputies said they were investigating persons of interest.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1481 or Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.