MORVEN, GA (WALB) - GBI Agents, law enforcement from Brooks County, and crime scene tape surrounded 161 Azalea Street in Morven Wednesday morning after siblings Wilbur and Anisa Mobley, both corrections officers at Valdosta State Prison, were found shot to death in the back yard.
"Brooks County 911 got a call about 5:15 a.m. this morning that there had been shots fired at 161 Azalea Street here in Morven," said Steve Turner, with the GBI.
Family and friends lined the block, consoling each other and trying to cope with the loss of two people they loved.
"We're prayin' with the family and we're hopin' and prayin' that they get whoever did this as swift as possible," said a friend of the victims.
That friend added that she has known Wilbur and Anisa since they were kids and they were both well liked throughout the community. "Very well known. Very nice, very well respected kids," the friend explained. "Very hard working kids. They never bothered nobody."
She said the entire community has been affected by their deaths. "The whole community is upset behind this. We all hurt behind this; very hurt."
The victims' aunt, Rose Mobley, said arriving at the crime scene and seeing the police tape and all of the investigators was difficult. "It was very hard. Very hard. My heart is still heavy from it. My heart goes out to my brother and his wife and to all the other families."
Rose pointed out that the community has come together to help support the family.
"At this time, all the community in Morven have pulled together for a prayin' hand or a shoulder to lean on." And family and friends said they'll continue to do that as long as necessary.
Steve Turner said Wednesday afternoon that investigators located a gray work van in Valdosta that they believe the person that killed Wilbur and Anisa Mobley was driving But Turner would not say where in Valdosta the van was found. He also would not say if they had a definitive suspect, and he wouldn't talk about a possible motive in the double murder.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the GBI at 229-225-4090.