MYSTERY surrounds the deaths of a husband and wife in their 60s after they were found shot dead inside their home.
Cops in hazmat suits were seen searching the property in an investigation that detectives say could take a while.
Greenville police were called to the South Carolina home of Ansel Leigh Bouchillon, 66, and Alice Lollis Bouchillon, 65, on Thursday morning.
They found the couple dead, each with multiple gunshot wounds, which launched a homicide investigation.
It is unclear how long the bodies were there before they were discovered.
Police arrived at the home around 9am. By around 10.45am, aerial shots showed investigators with hazmat suits going in and out of the residence.
“I expect this to be an extremely lengthy investigation because of fingerprints, DNA, photographs, forensics evidence inside, maybe outside the residence,” Greenville County Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis told reporters.
“It’ll be an extensive investigation by all agencies involved.”
The couple’s neighbor Bob Rawley told local ABC affiliate WSPA that he has no idea what happened.
He said he didn’t hear gunshots that morning and did not find out about the deaths until the local police chief came to his door to ask if he had security camera footage.
Rawley described the couple as wonderful neighbors.
“I could go on about the things that he’s done for me,” he said.
“We’ve had a very, very good relationship.”
Officers have not named any suspects in the couple’s deaths.
Across the street from the home is a golf course.
Rawley said golfers are usually outside by 8am, and someone could have heard something.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville.