ATLANTIC, N.C. (WNCT) — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Bureau of Investigation are looking into the discovery of two men found dead in their home on Aug. 3.

Autopsies were performed Tuesday on Phillip Raymond Fulcher, 59, and his brother, William David Fulcher, 57, who were both found in the home they share at 120 Clem Fulcher Court in Atlantic, according to a Carteret County Sheriff’s Office press release. Pathologists have ruled the deaths a double homicide.

The Sheriff’s Office said evidence at the scene indicated a “violent altercation” took place inside the home, and the suspect may have suffered a laceration.

The brothers were found after a health care aide asked for a welfare check when she arrived there and they did not come to their door. Both men were said to have preexisting medical conditions.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area between
Saturday, July 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 252-728-8400.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (252) 726-INFO or the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400.