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Chesapeake police: 15-year-old adopted child charged after 2 found dead in home

The boy was charged with two counts of Aggravated Murder for the death of his adoptive parents. Investigators think they were killed by knife and hammer wounds.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Chesapeake Police Department has charged a teenager with two counts of aggravated murder, after two people were found dead in a home Tuesday morning. 

Police say that they responded to the scene, which was on the 1800 block of Peartree Street, around 6:30 a.m. in reference to a call about people being hurt. That's in the South Norfolk section of the city. 

When they arrived, they found the two victims, who had died at the scene.

Tuesday afternoon, police said it seemed like a 15-year-old boy had killed his adoptive parents with "a knife and/or a hammer." 

They've been identified as Donna Daugherty, 61, and John Daugherty, 60.

The name of the 15-year-old wasn't shared, since children have higher privacy protections under the law.

A motive for the killing has not yet been released. It's still considered to be an ongoing investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you know anything that can help investigators, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here. 

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