Rani Renee Barnes and Michael Anthony Wilkes Jr. Dies in Apparent Suicide
Michael “Mike” Wilkes was discovered dead in Greenville after Rani Barnes passed away.
Two people were discovered dead inside the unit at 1209 Firetower Road, Apt. K (Belle Meade Apartments) on Thursday, May 25, 2023, about 1:15 p.m. Greenville police officers were called to the scene.
When the police came, they discovered the bodies of Michael Anthony Wilkes Jr., 39, and Rani Renee Barnes, 35. Wilkes and Barnes were romantically involved.
Detectives have gathered evidence, and the case is being examined as an apparent murder-suicide while waiting for the findings of an autopsy.
At this time, there is no additional information available.