A mother and her adult daughter were killed Tuesday by the mother’s live-in boyfriend, officials said. Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to 610 Nardello Drive in Deltona just after 9:30 p.m. when the the daughter’s husband called them concerned because his wife had gone to her mother’s house, but hadn’t been heard from in hours.
The sheriff’s office said that when deputies entered the house, they found two women, Nancy Eads and Lisa Ferraro, and a man each deceased with gunshot wounds.Investigators said it appears a man shot his girlfriend and her daughter before he turned the gun on himself.Sheriff Mike Chitwood said investigators believe that somewhere over the course of a conversation about evicting the shooter, he took out a gun, shot the mother and daughter, and then himself.They believe the shooting happened sometime between about 5:30 p.m.and 9:30 p.m.
Chitwood said Eads and Ferraro were trying to evict Murray, who had lived at the home for 12 years, which prompted the double murder-suicide.
“Nancy was trying to figure out a legal way to get him out of the house,” Chitwood said. “I think that’s what the discussion with Nancy’s daughter was about, how to how to get him out.”
Chitwood said Murray, who has a criminal record in three states, left a note at the scene apologizing for his actions.
Brandi Sydnor and Stephanie Figueroa said they were childhood friends with Ferraro. The two were in tears when they found out what happened.
For Lisa and Nancy, it was wrong for what happened. They don’t deserve this. They were great loving people,” Sydnor said.
Figueroa said it was completely unexpected.
“Never heard of any type of domestic in the last 20 years. Every time we saw them they were happy, great. Everything was good,” Figueroa said.
Chitwood said Murray’s death marks the sixth suicide in Volusia County this month.
“We’ve had six suicides in the month of July: two by hanging and four by gunshots. I don’t know what’s going on, but obviously this was one where he killed himself because of crime he committed,” Chitwood said.