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Phoebe doctor cause of death determined

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LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

An autopsy at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab on the body of 34-year-old Doctor Lisa Riley reveals that her cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, according to the GBI. She was found dead in her home in the Northampton subdivision in Lee County on Friday.

Here is a quote from the GBI's release which was published at noon Monday: An autopsy conducted by the GBI crime lab in Macon revealed that the cause of Mrs. Riley’s death was a gunshot wound to the head.  The manner of death is still under investigation as agents continue to process the scene of the incident and conduct numerous interviews.

Investigators stayed there most of the weekend, gathering evidence in her mysterious death. Her husband, 32-year old Yathomas Riley, called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Friday, and said he found her dead.

Victor Garcia, Vice President Emergency Services of Phoebe Health System issued a statement Monday morning: Though this tragic event occurred away from our campus, nonetheless, our emergency center staff members are deeply troubled and saddened by the tragic and untimely death of Dr. Riley. 

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 doctor's body was found.

The child was taken away from the home by DFACS officials.

Yathomas Riley was scheduled for a bond revocation hearing Monday in Lee County magistrate Court.

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