Saturday marked one month since two men were found shot to death in Alexander County. Many questions still linger, among them
Where does the investigation stand ?
Are there suspects ?
Is a third death at the same location connected to the murders ?
Who was knocking on neighbor’s doors around the time of the murders ?
On February 9th, 38 year old Chad Lee Kennedy and Mark Jefferson Furey, age 57 were found shot to death inside a mobile home off Mt Wesley Church Road, The two men were living at the location and were found with multiple gunshot wounds and found in different rooms of the home. Sheriff Chris Bowman said that both were shot at close range and likely shot with a rifle.
Sheriff Bowman has said that the investigation has led to some “persons of interest” but stopped short of calling them a suspect. In the early morning hours on the day of the murders, neighbors reported a person or persons knocking on their doors. Nobody was seen however. Investigators are still eager to determine if whomever was knocking on doors might have been at the murder scene and was running to hide or running for help.
On January 31st at the same location, John Allen Kennedy, age 50 was found dead at the residence. Chad Lee Kennedy and John Allen Kennedy are brothers. The cause of death has not been determined. Chief Deputy Todd Jones said last week that nothing has been heard from the State Medical Examiners Office on the death of John Allen Kennedy. “It’s frustrating, we’re anxious to find out how he died and have a better idea if it might be tied to the murders.” Jones also offered “ Trust me, every available minute is being dedicated to this investigation, it’s top priority and we feel like we’re making some progress.”
Among items seized from the murder scene, a video. Sheriff Bowman said the video is still being reviewed but says he “can’t comment on the content.”
Investigators are still asking for the public to come forward with any information they might have. Your can contact detectives at 828-632-1111 or CRIMESTOPPERS of Alexander County at 8528-632-8555.