Double homicide: Bodies of two people under age 20 found along a Orange County trail by men riding four-wheelers, sheriff says

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Deputies are investigating a possible double murder after two bodies were found on an Orange County trail.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) confirms men riding four-wheelers found the bodies Sunday around 3:00 p.m. near a power-line easement. No identification has been released on the bodies, however, the sheriff’s office said the bodies are a young white female and a young black male; both under the age of 20. The two appear to have been shot, OCSO said.

Monday, Sheriff Blackwood issued the following statement: “As a parent, I cannot imagine how excruciating the wait for confirmation of the victims’ identity is. However, the process is important and critical to lead us to the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime. I’m asking for your patience as we, along with other investigative agencies, do the work necessary to seek justice for the victims and their families.”

ABC11 is still working to gather facts surrounding the deaths of the two. Please check back for updates.

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