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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A woman was found dead in Lee County about 10:30AM.

Sheriff's investigators tell us the woman went into Leesburg Pawn on Highway 19 South, bought a .38 caliber pistol, then went outside to her car and killed herself.

An employee at Leesburg Pawn found 48-year-old Kathryn Hollis slumped over in her car.

Lee Co. Sheriff Reggie Rachals says proper procedure was followed in the sale of the gun.

The sheriff says the pawn shop owner conducted proper background checks on the woman before selling her the gun.

Ms. Hollis did not have a permit for a firearm, but workers ran an instant background check for the purchase and she passed.


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