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Md. Police Identify Pikesville Couple Found Slain

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PIKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — There still aren’t any arrests in a double homicide investigation. An elderly couple was found murdered inside their home Monday. We now know more about the victims. Rochelle Ritchie has the latest.

Baltimore County police say the victims are 87 and 85-year-old Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper. Police say they’re looking for their adult grandson, who lived with them and could provide clues to solve the crime.

“Shocking. It’s a very quiet neighborhood,” said one resident.

People on the relatively quiet street of Olmstead are trying to return back to normal after it became the scene of the latest double homicide Monday afternoon.

“No one can believe it because they were quiet and didn’t bother anybody,” said another neighbor.

Baltimore County police were called to 800 Olmstead Street after a neighbor called just after 4 p.m. saying a concerned relative had not spoken to the couple in a while. When police arrived and looked through the window, they saw the body of 87-year-old Vaughn Pepper, lying on the floor.

“We made a forced entry into that location and checked further and found an adult female in the basement,” said Corporal John Wachter.

That woman is 85-year-old Marjorie Pepper, who also suffered traumatic injuries.

Investigators are now turning their attention to the couple’s adult grandson. Baltimore County police say this doesn’t appear to be a random crime. The Pepper’s grandson lived at the home with them. They are not calling him a suspect or a person of interest.

“Obviously because he lived there, we are interested in talking to him but it is preliminary to call him a person of interest,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County police.

Police say the couple’s home was not broken into.

Police did locate a weapon at the scene but are not identifying what that weapon was.

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