The Jefferson County Coroner has released the identities of two people found dead today inside a Vestavia Hills home.
The coroner identifies the bodies as Dave Morrison, 59, and Anne Greenway, 96. Neighbors say Dave Morrison owned Dave's Pizza in downtown Homewood and Anne Greenway was his mother. Neighbors suspect the deaths were a murder-suicide.
Two long-time acquaintances of Morrison say that he loved his mother, but had been depressed during the past year worrying about how to take care of her.
Vestavia Hills police are officially calling the case a death investigation. Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Montclaire Circle off of Shades Crest around 9 a.m. Wednesday after a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot. Lt. Brian Gilham said officers found two deceased adults at the scene.
Neighbors say Morrison lived at the residence with his mother. Keith Starnes says police knocked on his door to ask if he had heard any sort of gunshot during the morning. Starnes says he knew Morrison for 15 years.
"A good friend of mine. I'm shook up about it. I know his mother a little bit. I'm assuming that's who it was this happened to," Starnes said.
Long-time customers of Dave's Pizza were also shocked by the deaths.
"We loved him. We loved everything he did for Homewood. When they told me that I couldn't believe it," Laura Kate Lindsay said.
Condolences are starting to come in on the Dave's Pizza Facebook page.
"Praying for everyone affected by the tragedy. My heart is so sad," Amberly Shelton posted.
Vestavia Hills police are not releasing any further information at this time. They could release more information on Thursday.
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