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Detectives investigating murder-suicide in Tabor City

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TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- Two people are dead in Columbus County after what investigators say was a murder-suicide.

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says it was called to Spivey Road near Tabor City around 8:30 a.m. after the three children who live here could not make contact with their parents.

Deputies say the kids went to their grandparents' house down the street to call police when they could not get a hold of their parents, who were locked in the bedroom. Investigators say when they arrived they found the man and woman who lived in the home dead.

They do not know when the crime happened, but they say it appears Robert Edward Hewett, Jr., 45, killed 36-year-old Farrah Faith Prince.

Kyle Muyellis, a family friend, said he found out what happened to his friend Jesse's mother after his sister texted him.

"Jesse was in the shower this morning getting ready for school, and Nicholas and Zach, his younger brothers, were outside waiting for the school bus," Muyellis said. "Jesse heard a gunshot, and he ran out, and the man had killed his mother and shot himself."

The Sheriff's Office says Hewett died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound and Prince died of stab wounds.

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Murder/suicide in Tabor City

My heart goes out to both of the parent's children. Having known Bobby this is so out of character for him. I pray this case will be investigated to the fullest.

What is investigating this

What is investigating this gonna do? He stabbed her to death and then shot himself, I can't see where anything needs to be investigated. He was a coward and I hope he rots in hell, he waited until the swat team went in before he took his own life. He took her from her 3 boys and her family and friends, why could he just not have left her alone and shot his sorry self. I am sick over this and still in shock that the one that supposedly loved her could do that to her.

I am so sad for this family.

I am so sad for this family. I will be keeping them all in my prayers.

My son is very good friends

My son is very good friends with Zach. My heart breaks for this family and Zach and his brothers. Please lets keep this family in our prayers.

lost without words

Farrah and I have been best friends for over 18 years we meet when she first moved down here from the mountains. I really don't know how bobby her husband could take her life and knowing she has 3 kids that need there mother. non of it makes since. they where getting alone till Farrah found out some things witch is better left alone and now made public. she told me she thought maybe she had finally found happiness and now this. it seems like a nightmare to me. I am lost, hurt and many more things. she was my rock and made sure I always kept a straight head. we have a long past but nothing but good ones. I love you Farrah and the boys. love you as well mom and daddy bill. prayers is going out to each and everyone of you. help Jamie raise the boys and do the best by them. well I love you all and you know my heart is broke and I will never understand why she had to leave me so soon.