A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder after authorities found his parents dead Thursday in the home where they live in Middleboro, Massachusetts, officials said.
Ryan True was arrested without incident Thursday morning after police found the bodies of the two people in the home on Highland Street, Middleboro Police Chief Joseph Perkins said.
The two slain people were identified Thursday night by Plymouth County prosecutors as Renee True, 55, and David True, 52, Ryan True's parents. All three lived at the home, prosecutors said.
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Police hadn't revealed the names of the victims, saying only that they were related to the suspected killer.
Ryan True will face two murder charges in court Friday, prosecutors said.
Middleboro police responded to the home around 6:30 a.m. for a well-being check after receiving a call that one of the people in the home had not reported to work.
Perkins said police "made contact with" True and arrested him at a location separate from the home shortly after discovering the bodies.
True has been charged with two counts of murder was was in the custody of Middleboro police.
"This is a tragic and horrifying situation for, obviously, the family of the deceased and also here in the town of Middleboro," said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz. "This is a beautiful little community and this doesn't happen here very often."
"I want to reassure the community this was not a random act of violence," said Perkins.
NBC10 Boston SkyRanger was over a Middleboro home Thursday morning. Aerial footage showed multiple police vehicles in the driveway, detectives on scene and numerous evidence markers.
Massachusetts State Police and Middleboro police are working jointly on the death investigation, according to Cruz.
Family members of the victims have started to gather in the parking lot of the Middleboro Police Department.
Neighbor Sarah DaRosa says the female victim drove a bus for kids in town with special needs. That bus was still in the driveway this morning.
"I don't think anybody knew there was anything going on, any issues," she said. "Nice, wonderful people, you can't say anything bad against them."