2 found shot to death in Easley

EASLEY — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting incident at an Easley motel after two people were found dead Saturday.

According to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley, Cristy Ingram, 39, of Piedmont, and Robert McPeak, Sr., 77, of Iva, were both found dead in a room at the Sun Inn in Easley on Saturday afternoon.

An autopsy determined that both victims died of a single gunshot wound to the head, and ballistics testing will be performed on a small-caliber handgun found at the scene to determine if it fired the deadly shots.

Kelley called the incident a “possible homicide/suicide.”

According to a release from Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe, motel cleaning staff discovered the bodies at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies are sending evidence from the scene and toxicology reports to the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for further analysis.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to both families as they struggle to find pece out of such a senseless tragedy,” Sheriff Rick Clark said.