Yes, those were relatives of Bunny Melon visiting the a grand jury in Raleigh Friday.

The Associated Press reports.

Relatives of a donor who gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards were subpoenaed to appear Friday before a federal grand jury investigating his campaign finances.

Alexander Forger, the New York-based attorney for Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, told The Associated Press that Mellon’s son, two grandsons and one of the grandson’s wives were at the federal courthouse in Raleigh. Forger did not know whether they had actually testified. Mellon, who turned 100 in August, was not there.

Grand jurors have been looking into Edwards’ campaign finances for more than a year. The former North Carolina senator ran for president in 2004 and 2008.

I’m forced to wonder whether the Edwards investigation saga will end with a whimper rather than a bang, like the case against another Tar Heel politician.