May 15, 2020 Carteret County News in NC
The local sheriff’s department is investigating what they believe to be a pre-planned murder-suicide of a mother and son.
Investigators say the scene is at Sam Hatcher Road and Nine Mile Road in Newport NC (Carteret County).
Prior to finding the parked care, deputies were asked to do a welfare check at a residence located at 563 Gales Creek Road.
Investigators say they found 55-year-old Mark Andrew Muench and his 79-year-old mother Catherine Howard Muench in the parked car each with gunshot wounds to the head along with a suicide note and identification card.
At this time, investigators have information that Mark Muench shot his mother Catherine Muench as part of a pre-planned murder suicide and that the mother was a willing participate.