Atlantic death investigation ruled double homicide

(Phillip Fulcher left / William Fulcher – right)

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the NC State Bureau of Investigation and Onslow County Sheriff’s Office crime scene unit are currently investigating the deaths of two brothers found deceased in their home at 120 Clem Fulcher Ct. on Wednesday, 08/03/2022.

On Tuesday, 08/09/2022 autopsies were performed on Phillip Raymond Fulcher, 59 and his younger brother William David Fulcher, 57, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Pathologists have ruled the deaths as homicide.

Physical evidence at the scene indicated a violent altercation took place inside the home and it is possible that the suspect may have been injured suffering a laceration.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating this case since the bodies were discovered inside the residence last Wednesday. Detectives are continuing to gather information and pursue leads at this time.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area between Saturday, July 30th and Wednesday, August 3rd to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400.

Carteret County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Callers do not have to leave their name by calling 726-INFO (4636). You can also email your tip to