FAIRMONT, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina have identified a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a field.

WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina, reports the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 33-year-old Ashley Nicole Smith and 31-year-old Matthew McRae. Sheriff Ken Sealey said the bodies were found Tuesday in a field south of the town of Fairmont.

Sealey said the couple knew each other and investigators are treating their deaths as a double homicide. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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