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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

A shocking discovery Saturday afternoon in Coffee County.

The bodies of two young women were found floating in a pond. Authorities tell us they were both murdered. The question now who killed them and why.

Angela Ortega and Tasha Stiles left their homes Friday evening for a girls night out, but they never made it home.

Now family and friends want answers to why these two fun loving friends were murdered.

20 year old Natosha Stiles cell phone goes straight to voicemail.

Her friends and family have been calling it all night, even though they know she wont answer.

"They threw her away like a bag of garbage I mean come on now," says Missy Stiles, Victim's mother.

Stiles mother last heard from her daughter Friday night. Stiles was out with her friend, and 23 year old Angela Ortega.

"They just went out for a girls night out," says Stiles.

"They were both fun loving people they just wanted to go out and have a good time," says Tara Burchett, Victim's cousin.

But Stiles and Ortega never made it home.

"She text my sister and told my sister that their car broke down," says Stiles.

The girls were told to call a cab for a ride home.

"She text me at 4:30 AM saying momma and that was it," says Stiles.

The women's bodies were discovered Saturday afternoon floating in a pond off Rexford Batten Road near Douglas. Three young boys made the gruesome find.

"One of the boys that found him, and him and his next door neighbor and cousin was coming through going to go to the store, and they ran back home and their daddy told me they was white when they got home," says Bruce Batten, Neighbor.

But family and friends know that whoever killed these women remains on the loose, and hope someone knows who their killer is and why they would commit such a horrific crime.

"How do you tell a baby her momma is not coming back," says Burchett.

Angela Ortega leaves behind a husband and two daughters, ages two years old and three months old.

And Tasha Stiles leaves behind a 17 months old son who has been in foster care.

Officials found Angela Ortega's car abandoned and burned around 6 PM on Saturday.

GBI would not tell us how the women were murdered, but they do not believe their bodies were not in the pond very long. They ask anyone with information to contact the GBI Douglas office at 912-389-4103. You can remain anonymous.

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