Mother, son found dead in home on Vivia Avenue

Mother, son found dead in home on Vivia Avenue
Ronnie Winborn (Source: Facebook)
Ronnie Winborn (Source: Facebook)
Laura Winborn (Source: Facebook)
Laura Winborn (Source: Facebook)

RALEIGH, TN (WMC) - Memphis police are investigating a double homicide in the Nutbush area.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Vivia Avenue on Friday just before midnight.

The victims, a 59-year-old female and a 29-year-old male, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they found them in separate rooms suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

Relatives identified the victims as Laura and Ronnie Winborn.

"Somebody murdered them," said friend Joesph Andreuccetti. "Somebody went in there and shot them both, killed them in cold blood."

Andreuccetti said he and Ronnie have been friends since kindergarten.

"He was my brother, man, from another mother and he's gone," he said. "They raised me, she raised me and his daddy raised me. They helped raise me."

Friends of Ronnie Winborn lit the front stoop with candles and brought flowers Saturday. Ronald Winborn fought back tears as he noticed how many people loved his son and wife.

"It makes me tear up again," Ronald Winborn said. "My son and my wife were the best people. I don't say that about myself, but they were the best."

According to Andreuccetti, Ronnie Winborn's two children were in the house when the shots were fired, but they were not hurt.

"The best people you could ever meet and it's a shame they are the ones that have got to die. The ones that killed them, they are out here free somewhere," he said.

The children, ages 5 and 3, ran to a neighbor's house after noticing their father was not breathing.

With Ronald Winborn needing to bury his son and wife, friends have set up a GoFundMe to chip in.

"Somebody broke in, killed my son, killed my wife. I'm going to do what I can," Winborn said. "I'm not broke, but if they want to contribute, that's their heart."

No arrests have been made in this ongoing investigation.

If you have any information that could help police, you are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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