Victims identified in Huntersville murder-suicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 shortly after 2:00 p.m. officers with the Huntersville Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 12300 block of Cross Meadow Road to Check the Welfare of a relative who had not responded to telephone calls. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male and female inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Both individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The female victim has been identified as Elisa Meryl Slutzky, white female, 05-20-1969 and was the resident of the address. The male victim has been identified as Kenneth Dale Henson, white male, 01-20-1962 from Hickory, NC.

The Huntersville Police Department has been working closely with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office with this investigation. Based on the evidence found at the scene, we have ruled this to be a case of Murder-Suicide. The findings of the Medical Examiner’s Office confirm those findings of the police department. The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the Cause of Death for Ms. Slutzky to be Murder and the Cause of Death for Mr. Henson to be Suicide.

The Huntersville Police Department is not currently looking for any suspects or persons of interest in this case.

The Huntersville Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this investigation to contact Lieutenant A. S. Dempski at (704) 464-5400 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at (704) 896-7867.

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