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Bodies of man, 2 children found days after shooting in suspected murder-suicide

Carroll County officials are investigating the death of a man and his two children in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
Carroll County officials are investigating the death of a man and his two children in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
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A man and his two children were found dead Thursday night in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Carroll County.

But the coroner’s office said they are still waiting on the GBI’s medical examiner to complete the autopsy before confirming the manner and cause of death.

They also have not released the identities or ages of the three.

Sheriff Terry Langley told the Times-Georgian newspaper the three died from gunshot wounds.

“The preliminary reports we have are that the father shot his two children and then killed himself,” Sheriff Langley said Thursday. “We’ve been on the crime scene three hours now and it’s still pretty sketchy what exactly happened, though.”

The bodies were found in different rooms inside the home at 485 Willow Lane, near Temple, Chief Deputy Coroner Mr. Ed. Baskins said.

The three were found shortly after 5 p.m., but investigators believe they may have been dead for days.

“They have been deceased for at least two days, possibly since Monday,” Mr. Baskins said.

The children’s mother, who also lived at the home, had been gone for several days, Mr. Baskins said.

It's unclear if any suicide note was left and so far officials have not released any motive for the killings.

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