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GBI identifies Lee Co. woman found dead in home

Deputies said the woman's husband found her. Deputies said the woman's husband found her.
Officials responded to the home in the 500 block of Northampton Road around 8:30 a.m. Officials responded to the home in the 500 block of Northampton Road around 8:30 a.m.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was also called to the scene. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was also called to the scene.
Neighbor Dave Avera said the woman had lived in the home for several years. Neighbor Dave Avera said the woman had lived in the home for several years.
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the woman who was found dead inside a home Friday morning.

Agents were still at the home on Northampton Road nearly 12 hours after the mysterious death was uncovered.

Investigators identified the woman as 34-year-old Lisa Riley.

According to a report, her husband, 32-year old Yathomas Riley, called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Friday and said he found her dead.

Lee County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene, and then called the GBI to investigate.

Meanwhile, Yathomas Riley was arrested and taken into custody on a bond revocation for a separate charge unrelated to the death investigation.

During the investigation Friday morning, officials brought a small child out of the house where the woman's body was found. The child was taken away from the home by DFACS officials.

Agents spoke to neighbors who said they don't know much about the family who lives at the home on Northampton Road.

"I've seen them but they're very quiet and reserved. I don't know them," said neighbor Dave Avera.

Dave Avera said the woman has lived in the home for several years, but the man had just moved in.

"This neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. It's just very out of character," said Avera.

After the 911 call, deputies initially thought the death might have been a suicide, but they soon called the GBI to investigate.

"When I woke up this morning, The sirens is what I heard that woke up me. And then cars started showing up," said Avera.

Agents, deputies, and investigators with the district attorney's office spent much of Friday afternoon in the driveway before getting inside after noon with a search warrant.

Avera said other driveway traffic had sometimes concerned him.

"[There were] a lot of cars parked all the time so I was already worried about the situation. But the fact that somebody died over there, I'm very upset about that," said Avera.

Curious drivers pulled through the quiet neighborhood in southern Lee County as the investigation continued.

"Well I mean it's my neighborhood. It's where I live. You don't want things like that to happen, and suicide or something worse," said Avera.

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