Police Investigate Murder and Attempted Suicide at Southeast Charlotte Apartment
UPDATE: Police say Amber Matheson, 24, was killed. Her husband, Ray Matheson, 23, is currently in stable condition at CMC.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Police spent hours Sunday surrounding a building at the Matthews Crossing Apartments. There investigators found a woman dead and a man suffering from apparently self-inflicted knife wounds.
“Started this morning, probably around 10:00. Some people showed up, they were hanging out here, just kind of waiting,” says neighbor Derek Timm.
Timm watched as things unfolded across from his apartment. Police were first called to the scene on Carter Creek Drive around 1pm Sunday afternoon.
“Eventually, more and more cops showed up, taped off the scene, and developed into this,” Timm says.
Investigators say the couple who lived in the building had asked relatives to take care of their baby Saturday night. Those relatives came back Sunday. The couples’ cars were outside but no one would answer the door.
A property manager had to be called to open the apartment. That’s when police found the two inside.
Police aren’t releasing their names until all their family has been notified.