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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The bodies were found inside a quadruplex on Winding Way, just behind Winn Dixie. Their names haven't yet been released, and the GBI is trying to determine how they died.

Nearly a half dozen emergency vehicles responded when the call came in. A family member found a man and woman dead inside the Winding Way apartment. Both neighbors and paramedics appeared to be stunned.

"I'm very shocked the same thing happened on Maryland where I used to live," said Jean Noel-Johnson.

"They finally went into the apartment, but they only went half way inside and then they hurried up and came back out and closed the door, and I don't know if they saw something bad or they smelled something, but they didn't look like they liked whatever happened when they opened the door," said Pamela Campbell.

Investigators wore masks to enter the home to cut what they describe as a strong odor. They looked through neighboring trash cans for evidence and talked with neighbors who say it's been some time since they've seen the couple.

"We haven't seen them, nobody's come out of that house in over a week," said Noel-Johnson.

Investigators won't say where inside the home the couple was found or the circumstances of their death, just that several factors may play into their investigation.

"Can't really tell right now due to the fact of the change in the weather, the change in the weather affects a lot," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

The weather does play into this investigation the more rapidly the temperatures increase inside the house the more rapidly the bodies would decompose.

The quadruplex according to the Lee County Tax Collectors office is owned by Herb Riles, but investigators have not yet confirmed who was living inside the apartment on Winding Way.

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