- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Police have arrested a 17-year-old male and charged him in the deaths of two cousins found dead in a home in Gaston County.

Local media outlets reported that 33-year-old Derreck Brice and 26-year-old Lashea Jeanine Coleman were found dead in a home in Gastonia early Friday morning.

Police say the Gastonia teen is charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Police say they found a car in Brice’s name was found at a motel in Gastonia.

Family members told police they went to the home after they were unable to get in touch with Brice and Coleman.

Police say the teen was an acquaintance of Brice.

Police have not said how the victims died.

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