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Chapel Hill police believe son killed mother. His death not explained.

Pictured is the 442 Deming Road home in Chapel Hill where two bodies – a mother and her son – were found
Pictured is the 442 Deming Road home in Chapel Hill where two bodies – a mother and her son – were found tgrubb@heraldsun.com

Chapel Hill police released more information Thursday about two deaths that occurred at a home on Deming Road on Oct. 12.

Margaret Montgomery Gibson, 86, and her son, Eric Dana Gibson, 53, were found dead inside the home at 442 Deming Road. At the time, police said there were no signs of forced entry into the home.

On Thursday, police said they believe Eric Gibson killed his mother, Margaret Gibson. Eric Gibson’s cause of death is still pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Spokesman Ran Northam said police also are not saying at this time how or why Margaret Gibson was killed. The department has gotten multiple calls since the bodies were found, he said.

“This still has some residents that were still on edge, especially in the community,” Northam said.

A Realtor discovered the bodies and called 911. In the call, a Realtor said she walked into the house and found two bodies on the floor in the master bathroom.

The four-bedroom, two-bath home, located on a corner of East Franklin Street, had been on the market for more than a year, a neighbor said. Local real estate companies listed it for $650,000.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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