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Canton residents get noose, threatening letters on their apartment doors

Residents at the Lancaster Ridge apartments in Canton discovered a threatening letter and a noose on their doorknob.
Canton Police Department

The Canton Police Department states that more threatening notes were found on residents' apartment doors at the Lancaster Ridge apartments this week; which comes shortly after another resident received not only a threatening note, but a noose tied around the door knob, 11 Alive reports.

Sarah Humphries, who has lived at the apartment complex off of Hickory Knoll Drive for several years, said she was shocked when she saw the noose and the letter, and concerned for her disabled mother who shares an apartment with her.

"It shocked me.We've been living here since 2008 and nothing like this has ever happened and it just scared me," Humphries said.

In addition to Humphries, resident Julilus Mays reported to police that his 8-year-old daughter found a threatening note on their door as well, minus the noose. Although he summed the event up to children possibly playing pranks, he expressed concern for Humphries and her mother.

"Them ladies don't deserve this. I mean they're the sweetest ladies in the whole apartment complex," Mays said.

Three other residents have came forward as well, stating that they received the same threatening-type letter on their doors.

According to police, none of the notes referenced the race, gender, or age of any of the victims in the complex. Authorities spent last week canvassing the complex, searching for additional clues, however, the content of the letters have not been released.

“As Canton detectives were canvasing the apartment complex, they were able to locate four other residents, all in different apartment buildings, had received similar notes on their apartment doors,” said Canton officer Pacer Cordy in an emailed statement regarding the events.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Canton detectives at 770-720-4883.

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