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On 4/23/2012 at approximately 11:00 hrs. , The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office responded to 9063 Sea LN SW. Sunset Beach in reference to a shooting.

Brandon Tysinger and a small child were outside at the neighbors’ residence awaiting Law Enforcements arrival. Megan Tysinger a 28 year old female was located inside her bedroom with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.

A small caliber handgun was located on scene inside the bedroom at a close proximity to Ms. Tysinger. Brandon Tysinger, neighbors and friends have been interviewed. The preliminary autopsy conducted on 4/25/2012 revealed that the single gunshot wound to the chest is consistent with a 9MM caliber, which appears to be the cause of death.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting the investigation and additional evidence will be analyzed by the SBI Lab.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County detectives are still investigating the death of Megan Tysinger, but the autopsy has confirmed that a single shot resulted in her death.

Investigators have conducted interviews with neighbors, family, and friends. The details will not be released until the investigation is over.

Tysinger was a long time resident of Brunswick County. The 28-year-old leaves behind two children. Her ex-husband found her after she committed suicide.

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16 Comments on "Update: Autopsy confirms single gunshot killed Sunset Beach mom"

living the same nightmare
2015 years 9 months ago

I didn’t know Megan. But ppl say she couldn’t have done this but the truth is she did. Her ex passed a lie detector test that same day and if there were a possibility of him doing it they sous not have ruled this a suicide. Another thing…
If they had a bad relationship and he pushed her to do this then shame on u for passing judgement. God is the only judge. She appearently was not as strong as u claim she was because she in a single moment did not think of anyone but herself not even those poor little girls. Suicide is a very selfish act and in that moment they don’t think about anything but the easiest way out of a difficult situation. We all live with hard times but not all of us stay strong enough to fight our battles. I feel. So much pain and sorrow for everyone I.evolved. it is not something u “get over” as I live the nightmare of loading a loved one from suicide. With that being said my love one also was arguing with his/her spouse before they pulled the trigger. But I don’t hold the spouse accountible for the action they took. It was his/her decision to get the gun and pull the trigger not thinking about the children they left behind or the rest of the family and friends left here to try and move forward with a huge hole and void to fill. Ppl need to b held accoutible for their actions. And not to b so quick to blame others. I am so truly sorry to the family and friends of that beautiful girl. Please try to move forward (which will take time) and live with the wonderful memories u have. Her little girls don’t need to b lead to believe that their father is the blame. If he did it he would b in jail. Plaza stay strong for the girls and her parents as her parents need to now deal with the ex for the best interest of those girls. Truth is he is their Dad and he can take custody of the girls at any time. From the bottom of my heart and from someone else who is living the same nightmare look to God for comfort and strength to get u all through this. Try and find the happiness she shared with everyone through the eye of the little girls. May Megan rest in peace. God bless u all

Please read with your heart
2015 years 9 months ago

I know that we have freedom of speach and press, but please keep in your hearts that their are two little girls who are without their mommy no matter how she left us. A 4 year old who could have seen something and another who was at school did she kiss her mom good bye that day these are the thigs running through my mind. I knew megan and bradon personaly through the EMS world and I really liked them both. Let’s try to keep positive comments on here once you say something on the internet its always there and I dont want these girls to ever see mean words about there mother or father. Please leave comments for hope and love for their daughters. Let Megan rest and her girls heal.

lifelong friend
2015 years 9 months ago

He heard two shots from inside that house and then he was outside the house when he heard shots>>>>> given a lie detector by a friend of his. He pushed every button he could, was there two hours harassing megan threatening to take her kids and her dog. Her dog was already in brandons truck when cops got there. He provoked this and he is a paramedic and did not attempt to help megan but he had time to walk out the house, go next door and have neighbors call 911 when his phone was in his pocket.

family member
2015 years 9 months ago

yes this is very sad and very tragic. but if everyone would keep there opinions to themselves everyone would be better off. i guess people need to get it off there chest so badly they dont care who they hurt with the words they say…once the word is spoken it can not be unspoken. Please consider our family when posting comments. thank you

Brunswick County Resident!
2015 years 9 months ago

If they are still investigating her death then how do you know she commited suicide if the investigation is still ongoing…if it was a suicide then it would be a closed case!!!!! And for that matter I’m sure he found her…. SURE he did… b/c he was right there the whole time how much you want to bet!!!! Praying for those poor sweet babies! RIP Megan!

2015 years 9 months ago

What is wrong with this news station? They can’t anything in this story right. Most uninformed news station I have ever seen. Certainly can’t rely on their reporting.

2015 years 9 months ago

I’m just curious how did that call prove he found her after the fact? Because he said so? First he was in the house and heard shots then he was outside with their daughter when he heard shots. I’m no expert or anything but last time I checked people don’t always tell the truth ( especially when they’ve done something wrong) and its also pretty much impossible to be in 2 places at once. I don’t know what happened at that house Monday morning but I do know it doesn’t sound as straight forward as he’s stated either. It definitely needs to be investigated a lot more.

Beach Bum
2015 years 9 months ago

Clearly, you have an axe to grind so speak on it. Don’t be a coward and talk all around it. Come out, say what you got to say. Otherwise, shut up, grief and move on.

I mean, there is no way she could of committed suicide. There is no possible way she could of done it. She was a mother of two lovely children, going to work as a single parent, working a very thankless job for little to no pay in an environment that most people in the free world either can’t fathom or don’t talk about at dinner parties.

There is no possible way she could of just gotten fed up and had the balls to off herself. Takes a lot of courage to commit suicide if you really think about it. Think about all the samurai in the past that did it instead of facing the shame of defeat. Miraculous courage.

If there is a law broken or suspect, I am very certain the BCSO will make sure they are held accountable on facts in evidence and not mere opinion.

2015 years 9 months ago

Get over it and stop pointing fingers at her ex. I’m no relation to any of them….but we’re you in the house when it happened??? No so don’t say he did it, you don’t know. People that have children and seem happy committ suicide every day, so maybe she did. Get over it!!!!!

2015 years 9 months ago

The people who point fingers at her ex do it for good cause because they know her & know how their relationship had affected her & what kind of person he was to her & the cruel words he’s spoken to her… Although I am aware there are too sides to every story..i don’t believe in my heart that she did this & so much doesn’t add up. But regardless whether or not he literally pulled the trigger…he BROKE her down many times over & over …& he is going to have to live with that for the rest of his life & i hope he suffers for it everyday he’s alive. But you shouldn’t come on here and start telling people to get “over it” because no matter how it happened..you dont just “get over it” LOTS of people loved her & everyone is entitled to feel how they feel & blame who they blame…so maybe if you don’t like which direction the finger is being pointed…you should just “GET OVER IT”!

2015 years 9 months ago

First of all, I don’t listen to people who have poor grammar and need ridiculous punctuation to make their invalid points. Second, anyone who isn’t getting over it knows a lot more about the situation. There are many holes in the story and that has been made clear in what has been released to the public. For those who know the people involved, they have plenty of reason to point fingers. Maybe that should be taken into account before anyone so easily writes this off as a suicide, especially this uninformed news station that can’t seem to get their facts straight. This case has not been ruled a suicide. The investigation is still very much opened.

Missing Megan
2015 years 9 months ago

First I really must reply to “Get Over It…”
You don’t just get over it! Megan was a beautiful woman with hopes and dreams of a better future not just for herself but for her wonderful daughters too! Who do you think you are to coldly and cruelly demand that we “Get over it”?!? You yourself claim no ties to either Megan or her ex so, does that mean you get to be heartless with your comments? I pray that you never know the pain of this kind of loss that all of Megan’s family and friends have had to struggle with so desperately. Shame on you….

As I’m sure it’s been ascertained that I do in fact fall into the family and/or friend category. So let me tell you a few things that have failed to make the papers or tv reports…

Megan was a brightly shining light in the lives of those she loved and love her in return. To some of us she played many roles in our lives. She was a mother and a daughter, a sister and a friend. She was a grand daughter and a cousin but most importantly she was loved!

So we will not be just getting over it!

2015 years 9 months ago

Suicide effects a lot of families. As for aRIp, etc. comments- move on with life- be thanful for your own and move on. Megan met with her decision and is in another place now. I hope her family is able to put this behind them and move on. Her children and family/friends will always have memories of her.

Citizen of the Republic
2015 years 9 months ago

I didn’t know either of the adults. I don’t have any of the answers, and I didn’t know the history of the marriage or divorce.

However, I do know that there are two children that will carry this for the rest of their lives. I can only hope that they will receive counseling and guidance to one day live a somewhat normal life.

Regardless of personal feelings we may have about suicide, divorce, or the hardships of marriage, please remember the children.

Having an opinion is fine, but to donate to these children’s future is the most important thing going forward.

If you have the energy to comment on her, him, motives etc, please re-direct that energy into these children’s accounts to help provide for the future.

Funding the two children is the most honorable and compassionate actions someone can take. It never hurts to do an act of kindness.

2015 years 9 months ago

Get over it? Really? All I have to say about you is that heartless, cold people like yourself are a huge problem in the world and possibly a reason that some people decide to write themselves off. You have to watch how you treat people. If ANYONE learns anything out of this whole situation it should be that you never know how hard someone has it and what your words may do to them. As far as megan goes, she was a strong, incredible woman.. and though she did struggle, as the rest of us do, I cant make myself believe she did this herself. HOWEVER I am not necessarily pointing fingers at the ex either. But let me make this clear, no matter HOW she went I will never see her as anything other than STRONG. RIP sweet megan

2015 years 9 months ago

Brunswick County detectives are still investigating the death of Megan Tysinger……Her ex-husband found her after she committed suicide.

Think before you post…


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