Carteret County Sheriff’s Office identifies couple who died in murder/suicide

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NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the couple involved in the murder/suicide that happened Tuesday in Newport.

Officials said Alvis William Fogleman, 68, shot his wife, Margaret Fogleman, 75, as she sat in her recliner before turning the gun on himself. Investigators said based on evidence, Margaret Fogleman did not know what was happening due to her medical condition. Detectives also said they have no evidence to suggest it was a pre-planned incident.

The individuals were taken to Carteret Health Care then later to Onslow Memorial Hospital, where autopsies were conducted Wednesday morning. Both died of gunshot wounds, officials said.

“We are deeply saddened anytime there is a loss of life,” Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck said. “We want our citizens to know that resources are available to help during times of crisis. Many resources can be contacted directly such a crisis response teams and the suicide prevention hotline. Linking to many local mental health resources is as easy as calling the main telephone number for Trillium our local area management entity for mental health and substance use services. Their number is 1-877-685-2415.

“Citizens can always contact their local law enforcement and other first responder agencies in their area by calling Carteret County Communications at (252) 726-1911 or 911 in an emergency. The person in crisis or family member can tell the dispatcher what they are experiencing they will dispatch the appropriate resources to assist our citizens. We are here for our citizens in need 24 hours a day every day.“

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