Holly Springs police found gun, two spent shells in bathroom where couple died

From staff reportsDecember 13, 2012 

— Police found a handgun and two fired shell casings in the bathroom where a man shot his wife to death this month and then fatally turned the weapon on himself.

On Dec. 3, police responded to a call about a possible murder-suicide at the home of Robert and Amber Seymore at 233 Hidden Streams Drive. Police found the couple in an upstairs bathroom, both dead, according to a search warrant application made public Thursday.

The next day, the state medical examiner’s office determined that Robert Seymore had shot his wife and then turned the weapon on himself. The Seymores were both 38 and had three young children.

Police did not disclose a motive for the murder-suicide, but Amber Seymore’s mother told a 911 dispatcher that her son in-law had “just got caught in two affairs.”

Police obtained warrants to search the couple’s home and vehicles – a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, a 2011 Dodge Journey and a 2002 Nissan Maxima.

The investigators found a black, .40-caliber Glock handgun in the bathroom with one live round in the chamber and a magazine containing 11 more live rounds, according to the court affidavit.

The officers also recovered from the center console of Robert Seymore’s Tahoe a magazine that held 13 live rounds, according to the affidavit.

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