BELMONT, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman whose bodies were discovered in a central New Hampshire home were those of a 39-year-old man and his mother, who were chopped to death.

The victims were identified as 59-year-old Priscilla Carter and her son, Timothy, both of Sunset Drive in Belmont. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

Authorities said police responded to the Carter’s single-family home in Belmont on Friday and found the two bodies inside. Dr. Thomas Andrew, the state’s chief medical examiner, completed autopsies Saturday.

The medical examiner’s office determined Priscilla Carter’s cause of death was multiple chop wounds and blunt force injuries, while Timothy Carter’s cause of death was multiple chop wounds. The ME’s office did not say what kind of weapon was used.

The N.H. State Police Major Crime Unit and the Belmont Police Department are continuing to investigate the killings. No one has been arrested in connection with the homicides yet. The police are asking anyone with information about the killings or who knew the Carters to contact the N.H. State Police at (603) 223-4381.

Belmont is a small city of 7,000 residents about 25 miles north of Concord.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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