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Murder-suicide discovered in Cook County

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June 23, 2006

Cook County -- A 50-year-old man apparently shot and killed his wife, then himself early yesterday.   Deputies arrived on scene shortly after the bodies of James Potts and his wife, Annie Potts were discovered at their house on Futch Road in Cook County.

"Upon my arrival I talked with one of my deputies that had already arrived on scene. He advised me we had a possible murder suicide," said Chief Investigator Terry Arnold. They believe James Potts shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to examine the evidence, including a gun found at the scene and search for a motive. "There's no foul play suspected at this time but the investigation is still on going at this time, interviews still being completed and evidence examined," said GBI Agent Jeff Evans.

As investigators continue their probe into the cause of their deaths, community members are pulling together to support each other in this tragic event. "Anytime anything of this nature happens, its really going to bring a small community that's close with neighbors out in the area, they're really going to be shocked. From what I can see everybody's really pulling together, trying to get everything back together in the area," Evans said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still searching for a motive. The bodies of the Potts are currently at the crime lab for autopsies and investigators are hoping to have more information early next week.  

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