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UPDATE: Thunderbolt Homicide Victims Identified

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Thunderbolt Police have identified the two people shot and killed at their home Sunday night.

27 year old Forest Ison and 24 Year old Alice Stevens were found in the front yard of their Robertson avenue home just before midnight.

The pair had lived together for several years according to Thunderbolt Police Chief Bob Merriman.

Thunderbolt Police tell News 3 they are actively pursuing leads in this case.


"What? Who could have done this," said Liz Cutter.

That's the question still running through Liz Cutter's mind, hours after the double shooting near her home.

"Quiet. No problems," said Cutter. "Never hear of any serious problems. Maybe someone takes something out of the yard, but to hear murder. No. Never. Never since we've been out here."

Police were called to Robertson avenue about 11:45 Sunday night. There they found two people outside the home with gunshot wounds. One died at the scene, the other died later at the hospital.

Investigators were back on the scene Monday as daylight hit, Looking for clues, trying to bring some peace to neighbors.

"We are going through all the evidence," said Thunderbolt Police Chief Bob Merriman. "Looking at it piece by piece. It will be thorough, done right and hopefully done quick."

The quicker the better for Cutter, who hopes she can wait another 30 years before the next violent crime comes to her street.

"I hope they hurry and get them off the street."


Some people living in Thunderbolt have a cloud of fear that's nestled in their neighborhood as police look for the person or persons who may be responsible for what appears to be a double-homicide. Investigators are saying very little about the case.

Police confirm this is not a murder-suicide.

Thunderbolt's Chief of Police, Bob Merriman, tells WSAV a call came in from the 3000 block of Robertson Avenue about 11:45pm reporting gunshots fired. Merriman says when officers arrived on the scene they found two victims, a male who was dead at the scene and a female who was still alive. Both appear to have suffered gunshot wounds. Merriman says the female victim was rushed to the hospital. She died later. Merriman adds that the names of the victims and their relationship to one another is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

Police have been on the scene throughout the early morning hours, as they comb through the home where the bodies were found to find anything that may lead them to the truth of what happened.

"We're going through all the evidence and we're looking at it piece-by-piece. We'll be thorough and it'll be done right and it will done, hopefully quick. Said Merriman.

No arrests have been made at this time.

WSAV continues to have a crew on the scene, and we will keep you updated.

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