Deaths of Littleton family ruled murder-suicide

September 26, 2018

Investigators on the scene where three bodies where found.

Authorities have ruled the deaths of three family members in a Halifax County home in June to be a murder-suicide.

Charles Davis, 75, his wife, Gladys, 76, and their grandson, Antonio Mills, 41, were found dead June 9 inside a home at 1010 Kirkland St. in Littleton. Relatives and neighbors had requested law enforcement authorities to check in on the family after they had not been seen for several days.

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Charles Davis’ death to be a suicide and the deaths of Gladys Davis and Mills to be homicides, authorities said.

Relatives said the family was a close-knit bunch, and the Davises were inseparable. The couple had raised Mills since his birth, relatives said.

“They told me a long time ago that if one of them goes, all of them want to go,” Henry Sledge Jr., the younger brother of Gladys Davis, said in June.

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Littleton Police Department investigated the case.

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