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GBI Investigating Shooting Deaths of Couple in South Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a double homicide in which a couple was found shot to death in thier bed.


The state agency said this week that the couple, 73-year-old Virginia Thomas and 75-year-old Charles Barnett, were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds on Monday. Their bodies were discovered at a home in Ware County, which was owned by Barnett. 


Information is limited at this time and the GBI is asking for the public’s assistance. 


Anyone with information related to the case should contact the GBI Douglas office at 912-389-4103 or the Ware County Sheriff’s Office at 912-287-4327.

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