"We're down here on vacation and this is the safest island, the least violence out of anywhere you can go in the world, and they got a double murder out here it’s crazy," he said.

Police said they do not believe there is any imminent threat to public safety. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities said they are not actively searching for any suspects.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is helping with the case, and officers from the Surf City and Holly Ridge Police Departments assisted during the initial call as well.