Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were trying to piece together information Friday after two people were found dead a day earlier in a west Charlotte home.
The victims were identified as Ida Valentine and Clyde Valentine, who were both 59. Authorities said a man called police Thursday afternoon to say that he had found his parents bodies in a home in the 6400 block of Swift Arrow Lane.
Records show the Valentines had divorced in 2004, and Clyde Valentine had remarried three years ago.
Officers at the scene Thursday told reporters they believe the deaths were domestic-related. But they would not comment on the possibility that the deaths were related to child sex charges filed against Clyde Valentine earlier this year.
Clyde Valentine was arrested in June on three felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. In September, he was charged with one count of statutory rape. He was expected to appear in court Nov. 13 on the charges.
Detectives said during the summer that the charges against Clyde Valentine involved a relative, and not a student at Phillip O. Berry Academy where he once taught electronics.
He was put on leave by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools after the June arrest, but was terminated by the district as of Tuesday, according to a district spokeswoman. He had worked for the district since 2001.
Records show that Clyde Valentine had requested a restraining order against another relative in 2010. Details of that complaint were not immediately available Friday.
On Friday, police said they were seeking help from the public in the death investigation.
Capt. Gregg Collins said there had been no signs of trouble at the home. No recent calls for service involving the police at all for the past several months, Collins told WCNC-TV, the Observers news partner.
Neighbor Vernard Strewalt also told the television station that I never have seen problems there before.
Police asked anyone with information on the case to contact homicide detectives at 704-432-TIPS, or leave information with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. News Researcher Marion Paynter and WCNC-TV contributed