By Clint Parker
Woodfin – What started as a missing person report ended up with two people dead after Woodfin Police discovered two bodies in a home on Mulberry Street Friday night (Feb. 28).
On Friday afternoon at 3:36 pm, the Woodfin Police Department received a report of a missing person, Marilyn Jean Davis, 25, of Bear Creek Road.
Woodfin officers went to the home of Davis’ boyfriend, Sean Phillip Wilson, 36, at 40 Mulberry Street, in an “attempt to make contact. No one answered the door at that time. Officers took a missing person report for Davis and entered her into NCIC as missing,” said a press release.
Woodfin Police took an additional call requesting a welfare check a little after 9 pm as neither Davis nor Wilson had answered attempts to contact them from friends or family. Officers returned to the residence on Mulberry Street and this time were able to see inside the house a person lying on the floor. Officers made entry into the house and located Davis and Wilson in the living room, both dead of apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
The Woodfin Fire Department was called and, after arriving on the scene, declared both Davis and Wilson deceased. “The official causes of death will be determined by an autopsy,” said the release. The Tribune checked, and as of Tuesday afternoon, the investigation was still ongoing.
According to police, “This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. The investigation continues regarding the case.
However, the Woodfin Police Department is not seeking any further suspects at this time,” which seems to indicate that this was a murder/suicide or suicide pact. Woodfin Detective Chris Morrow was conducting the investigation, which is the first death investigation of the year for the Woodfin department.