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Around the clock investigation continues in Crisp County homicides

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Around the clock work continues to solve two Crisp County murders.

More than two dozen officers from 7 agencies have been working on those homicides. The Sheriff says that's costing extra money, but he and county leaders are willing to do whatever it takes to solve the crimes.

Ashley Garry and Jasperin Armstrong were killed less than one week apart in Crisp County. The close timing has some people wondering if the two are related.

"At the moment we don't have any indications that the two are connected. We are continuing to work them as two separate homicides even though we're working them out of the same room,' said Sheriff Billy Hancock.

That room has been manned 24 hours a day since the murders. The investigations are taking man power and money. Sheriff Hancock met with county commissioners over the weekend to talk about the cost.

"Very supportive. I'll have to say that each one of the commissioners came out and talked to us and they're all very supportive of what we're doing and they've pledged for any funding, or anything we need to continue with what it takes to bring this to justice," said Hancock.

Not much has been made public about either homicide, but investigators are following up on hundreds of leads. They are making progress in the Armstrong case. He was found dumped outside Veterans State Park Friday morning.

"We know he was taken from inside the city limits of Cordele. We know there was a group of people inside the city limits on Thursday night and he left with some of those individuals. And those are the leads we're going down now," said Hancock.

Sheriff Hancock says they will continue to go down those roads until the killers are behind bars.

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