Police have declined to release the names of a man and woman found dead in a home on Hay River Street over the weekend, but a police incident report posted on a county website lists the woman as Eileen Yinfenlai Benedetti, 57.
The report lists Benedetti as the victim of either murder or manslaughter and indicates a second person committed suicide. The report does not name the second person.
Garner police responded to a call to check on people at the house at 308 Hay River Street, in the Hunters Mark subdivision, shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday.
Police officials said two bodies were found in the home but have released few details, including how the couple died and what weapons, if any, were used.
“We are still waiting on positive identification for one of the individuals, as well as next of kin notifications to family members,” said police spokesman Lt. Chris Clayton.
A man called 911 Saturday morning and asked police to come with him to the home, according to a recording of the call released Monday. The caller, whose name was not released, said he hadn’t seen the man who lived at the house for a while.
“It’s been actually a week since we’ve seen or heard someone coming from his house,” the caller told the dispatcher. “There are no tire tracks.”
Neighbors also said they hadn’t seen the couple since last Monday.
Carl High, who lives across the street, said Eileen Benedetti was married to Michael Benedetti. He said the couple moved to the neighborhood a few months before his family moved there in 2003 and that their sons graduated from high school together.
But in the last year they began to keep to themselves, he said. High said he hadn’t spoken to the couple since their son’s graduation.
“Both of them really loved their son,” High said. “For something like that to happen, you wonder about him. How does he feel about this.”