Star Staff Reports
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of a double homicide in the Millington area Monday afternoon.
The two women, identified as Rhonda Rene Bishop Dukes and Brenda Dukes, were found dead in the 9400 block of Matthews Road near the Tipton County line.
Family became concern about the women after not hearing from them over the weekend. Dukes’ mother Rhonda called the Sheriff’s Department requesting a welfare check on the residence. That’s when the bodies were discovered.
“Detectives say they have ruled out any of the natural causes,” SCSO spokesman Earle Farrell said. “It was definitely foul play involved here. And there are a couple of suspects. People of interest that they are looking for right now.”