January 1 – July 17 (49 homicides, 10 suicides)

  1. Date: January 6, 2024
    Victim Name: Yolanda Lee Burrell, 45
    Alleged Perpetrator: Wilbern Carlos Springs, 47
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Newton
    County: Catawba
    Weapon: Firearm
  2. Date: January 7, 2024
    Victim Name: Kia Scheron Ramseur, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Bryant Stephen Horne, 44
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Winston-Salem
    County: Forsyth
    Weapon: Firearm
  3. Date: January 8, 2024
    Victim Name: Laurie Ann Marks, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Thomas Eaker, 32
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Casar
    County: Cleveland
    Weapon: Firearm
  4. Date: January 8, 2024
    Victim Name: Kimberly McNeilly, 28
    Alleged Perpetrator: Thomas Eaker, 32
    Relationship: Unknown
    Town: Casar
    County: Cleveland
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Kimberly McNeilly was allegedly killed by Thomas Eaker during an incident in which he also allegedly killed his partner Laurie Ann Marks.
  5. Date: January 9, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Liliana Concha Perez, 55
    Alleged Perpetrator: Gerardo Obando Villalobos
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Durham
    County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm
  6. Date: January 18, 2024
    Victim Name: Alexander Atkinson, 60
    Alleged Perpetrator: Vicki Renee Russell
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Macclesfield
    County: Edgecombe
    Weapon: Unknown
    Note: Exact date of death is currently unknown. Alexander Atkinson was found deceased on 1/18/2024 during a welfare check.
  7. Date: January 24, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Maria Teresa Meraz-Cruz, 52
    Alleged Perpetrator: Miguel Angel Ventura, 38
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Benson
    County: Johnston
    Weapon: Firearm
  8. Date: January 31, 2024
    Victim Name: Amy Freeman
    Alleged Perpetrator: Randy Freeman
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Andrews
    County: Cherokee
    Weapon: Firearm
  9. Date: February 1, 2024
    Victim Name: Nataly Martinez, 22
    Alleged Perpetrator: Freddy Renteria, 25
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Unreleased
  10. Date: February 7, 2024
    Victim Name: Tammy Lynn Hodges, 53
    Alleged Perpetrator: Sammy Roland Collins, 68
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Pilot Mountain
    County: Stokes
    Weapon: Firearm
  11. Date: March 4, 2024
    Victim Name: Cynthia Danielle Allen, 36
    Alleged Perpetrator: Darius Tyshaun Williams, 31
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Wilmington
    County: New Hanover
    Weapon: Firearm
  12. Date: March 6, 2024
    Victim Name: Erica Welch, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: David Pace, 51
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Gastonia
    County: Gaston
    Weapon: Firearm
  13. Date: March 12, 2024
    Victim Name: Justin Starnes, 29
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Franklin Lemmonds, 62
    Relationship: Step-parent
    Town: Waxhaw
    County: Union
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Mr. Starnes is included in this list because he was allegedly killed during an incident in which Mr. Lemmonds also attempted to kill his wife.
  14. Date: March 13, 2024
    Victim Name: Tasheka Reid Aleryani, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Adrian Griffin, 43
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Statesville
    County: Iredell
    Weapon: Firearm
  15. Date: March 15, 2024
    Victim Name: Markayla Johnson, 22
    Alleged Perpetrator: Benjamin Joseph Taylor, 35
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Unreleased
    Note: Markayla Johnson and her two children (below) were reported missing on March 8 and were found dead on March 15. Exact date and cause of death are unknown at this time.
  16. Date: March 15, 2024
    Victim Name: Miracle Johnson, 4
    Alleged Perpetrator: Benjamin Joseph Taylor, 35
    Relationship: Mother’s partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Unreleased
  17. Date: March 15, 2024
    Victim Name: Messiah Johnson, 7 months
    Alleged Perpetrator: Benjamin Joseph Taylor, 35
    Relationship: Mother’s partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Unreleased
  18. Date: March 16, 2024
    Victim Name: Beverly Williams, 50
    Alleged Perpetrator: William Lawrence Lee Jr., 61
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Spring Lake
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Knife
  19. Date: March 17, 2024
    Victim Name: Christine Steinhoff-James, 44
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dorian Thomas, 50
    Relationship: Unrelated
    Town: Smithfield
    County: Johnston
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Ms. Steinhoff is included in this list because she was allegedly killed during a custody exchange between her sister and her sister’s ex-partner.
  20. Date: March 21, 2024
    Victim Name: Kaley Michelle Fowler, 17
    Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Dale Fowler, 56
    Relationship: Parent
    Town: Chadbourn
    County: Columbus
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Ms. Fowler is included in this list because she was allegedly killed while trying to intervene in a fight between her parents.
  21. Date: March 25, 2024
    Victim Name: Felicia Barbee-Battle, 30
    Alleged Perpetrator: Tevin Montrell Leach, 30
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Apex
    County: Wake
    Weapon: Firearm
  22. Date: April 1, 2024
    Victim Name: Linda Harper, 73
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ray Harper, 73
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Browns Summit
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Unreleased
  23. Date: April 3, 2024
    Victim Name: Dorothy Smith, 50
    Alleged Perpetrator: Joe Anthony Jr., 57
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Raleigh
    County: Wake
    Weapon: Unreleased
  24. Date: April 13, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Ann Baker Larkin, 71
    Alleged Perpetrator: James Roy Larkin, 82
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Lauren Hill
    County: Scotland
    Weapon: Firearm
  25. Date: April 14, 2024
    Victim Name: Debra Hester, 56
    Alleged Perpetrator: Cleveland Drumwright, 57
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Roxboro
    County: Person
    Weapon: Firearm
  26. Date: April 14, 2024
    Victim Name: Lydia Ann Hoyos, 36
    Alleged Perpetrator: Scotti Dewayne Tyler, 38
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Rowland
    County: Robeson
    Weapon: Firearm
  27. Date: April 16, 2024
    Victim Name: Jade Marie Sales, 34
    Alleged Perpetrator: Dennis Jerome Sales, 38
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Mocksville
    County: Davie
    Weapon: Firearm
  28. Date: April 19, 2024
    Victim Name: Jamal Dade, 45
    Alleged Perpetrator: Shemeka Nicole Dade, 41
    Relationship: Ex-Spouse
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm
  29. Date: April 26, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Ellen Rhodes Hoyle, 85
    Alleged Perpetrator: Richard Stuart Hoyle, 89
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Waynesville
    County: Haywood
    Weapon: Firearm
  30. Date: April 28, 2024
    Victim Name: Unreleased
    Alleged Perpetrator: Scottie Leshay Jeffries, 43
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Rocky Mount
    County: Edgecombe
    Weapon: Unknown
  31. Date: May 2, 2024
    Victim Name: Unreleased
    Alleged Perpetrator: Unreleased
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Lenoir
    County: Caldwell
    Weapon: Firearm
  32. Date: May 5, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Samuel Haugh, 21
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Olarte, 32
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: The exact date of Mr. Haugh’s death is unknown. Mr. Olarte was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 5. Mr. Haugh’s remains were found on May 21.
  33. Date: May 6, 2024
    Victim Name: Tyrell Minor, 25
    Alleged Perpetrator: Khadijah Edwards, 30
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Greenville
    County: Pitt
    Weapon: Firearm
  34. Date: May 6, 2024
    Victim Name: Jennifer Faith Eno, 32
    Alleged Perpetrator: Brandon Julius Eno, 32
    Relationship: Estranged spouse
    Town: Durham
    County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm
  35. Date: May 6, 2024
    Victim Name: Scott Edward Snyder Jr., 31
    Alleged Perpetrator: Brandon Julius Eno, 32
    Relationship: Partner of estranged spouse
    Town: Durham
    County: Durham
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Mr. Snyder is included in this list because he was allegedly killed by Mr. Eno during the same incident in which he killed his estranged wife Jennifer Eno.
  36. Date: May 18, 2024
    Victim Name: Zanayah White, 19
    Alleged Perpetrator: David McDowell, 24
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Gastonia
    County: Gaston
    Weapon: Firearm
  37. Date: May 18, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Danielle Hines, 37
    Alleged Perpetrator: Anthony Lamont Siler, 36
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Yanceyville
    County: Caswell
    Weapon: Firearm
  38. Date: May 18, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Unreleased, Teen (exact age unknown)
    Alleged Perpetrator: Anthony Lamont Siler, 36
    Relationship: Daughter of adult victim
    Town: Yanceyville
    County: Caswell
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Anthony Siler allegedly killed Danielle Hines (above) and her minor daughter and injured her two other minor children during a sleepover. He died by suicide during a subsequent traffic stop.
  39. Date: May 24, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Brandi Delia Goolsby, 36
    Alleged Perpetrator: Nicholas Goolsby, 39
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Statesville
    County: Iredell
    Weapon: Firearm
  40. Date: May 24, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Simone Octavia Williams, 26
    Alleged Perpetrator: Nicholas Goolsby, 39
    Relationship: Unknown
    Town: Statesville
    County: Iredell
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: This victim was killed during an incident in which a man shot his wife and later himself. She was living with the couple at the time but her relationship to the perpetrator is unknown at this time.
  41. Date: May 29, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Cynthia Roberson Gobble, 60
    Alleged Perpetrator: Gregory Wayne Gobble, 59
    Relationship: Estranged spouse
    Town: Harmony
    County: Davie
    Weapon: Firearm
  42. Date: May 29, 2024
    Victim Name: Juan Maldonado Espinoza, 41
    Alleged Perpetrator: Karla Maria Machuca
    Relationship: Ex-partner
    Town: Carrboro
    County: Orange
    Weapon: Firearm
  43. Date: June 4, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Roseanne Hayes, 61
    Alleged Perpetrator: Marshall Lee McRoberts, 60
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Belmont
    County: Gaston
    Weapon: Firearm
  44. Date: June 4, 2024
    Victim Name: Bolivia Monique Williams, 33
    Alleged Perpetrator: Najee Devon Leach, 31
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Whiteville
    County: Bladen
    Weapon: Firearm
    Note: Bolivia was 25 weeks pregnant at the time of her murder.
  45. Date: June 22, 2024
    Victim Name: Danielle Anschutz, 38
    Alleged Perpetrator: Aharon Anschutz, 42
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Richlands
    County: Onslow
    Weapon: Firearm
  46. Date: July 1, 2024
    Victim Name: Chancy Beck, 47
    Alleged Perpetrator: Zachary Small, 28
    Relationship: Ex-Partner
    Town: Greensboro
    County: Guilford
    Weapon: Knife
  47. Date: July 3, 2024 Murder-Suicide
    Victim Name: Teresa Anita Polk, 63
    Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Ewing, 65
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Charlotte
    County: Mecklenburg
    Weapon: Firearm
  48. Date: July 8, 2024
    Victim Name: Arnold George Sinclair Jr., 59
    Alleged Perpetrator: Rashonda Worthen, 39
    Relationship: Partner
    Town: Wilson
    County: Wilson
    Weapon: Knife
  49. Date: July 12, 2024
    Victim Name: Betsy Craven Brewer, 83
    Alleged Perpetrator: Leslie David Brewer, 83
    Relationship: Spouse
    Town: Fayetteville
    County: Cumberland
    Weapon: Firearm