HPD investigating murders of mother, son

May 20, 2011 10:00:00 PM PDT
A mother and her son were found dead in their home on Houston's south side Saturday. Now friends, family and police want to know what happened.

For hours, Houston police blocked off Ferdinand and Brinkley Streets while they investigated the double murder Saturday.

Grieving family members and neighbors stood watching nearby.

"I'm scared. I'm scared. I'm scared for my mom that's down the street. I'm scared," neighbor Sherry Mayberry said.

Police tell us they found the bodies of 51-year-old Sherry White and her 20-year-old son, Kyle Lavergne, inside their small house. Investigators say it appears they were both shot.

No one had seen the victims in two days.

"Normally, you would see [Lavergne] on a Saturday morning, washing his car and the garage is always open. For it not to be open for two days, it was kind of strange," Mayberry said.

Police say family members got worried Saturday and requested officers do a welfare check after the victims failed to answer repeated phone calls.

One relative forced his way through a window. That's when they discovered the bodies.

Neighbors at the scene tell us Lavergne was near the door and his mother's body was found in a bedroom.

"We have some possibilities of people who heard some things late Thursday night, early Friday morning," Sgt. Billy Bush said.

Police say they don't have a motive, nor do they have any leads on suspects.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

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