Police were called to the scene of a recent murder in Lincolnton on Monday after neighbors said they spotted someone suspicious on the property.
Officers responded to the home on Salem Church Road around 9 p.m. after neighbors contacted 911.
Police said they canvassed the area and were unable to locate anyone not belonging on the property. They also checked all entrances to the home and discovered they were secure, according to a Lincolnton Police Department incident report.
However, officers did note that a children’s dirt bike was missing from the property.
No arrests have been made in the case.
On Thursday, Anthony Osburn shot and killed his estranged wife, Tara Osburn, who lived at the residence, police said.
Hours after the body was discovered near a side door to the home, officers were involved in a standoff with the suspect, who had hidden himself inside his Lantern Ridge Apartment, police said.
The Lincoln County SWAT team eventually forced the man out of hiding by shooting chemical munitions through his window after he told officers to come inside and get his body in five minutes, police said in a department press release.
The suspect eventually emerged from the apartment, shooting a handgun at officers.
The action prompted SWAT to return fire, killing the man.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the homicide and shooting death of Anthony Osburn.