Fayetteville, NC, Killings: Father William Maxwell Suspected
William Maxwell, the father of a family of four, is believed to be responsible for the killings of his wife and two teenage children in the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is believed Maxwell turned the gun on himself after killing his family. It is reported Maxwell had a good job and was active at church. The motive behind killings is still unclear. Neighbours say there was nothing suspicious about the family.
Police said Tuesday that 47-year-old Maxwell killed his wife, Kathryn, and their children, 17-year-old Connor and 15-year-old Cameron, before turning a gun on himself.
Family members went to the home Monday evening and found the four people dead, police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said. They called 911 around 8:30 p.m.
Authorities said they are not searching for a suspect.
"Billy, if you knew him, loved his family. Everybody knew that. That's what makes this so tragic," said John Cook, pastor of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, where every member of the family was active. "Obviously something tragic was going on for this to happen."