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Police investigating double death in Leesburg

Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead in Leesburg. (Source: WALB) Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead in Leesburg. (Source: WALB)
According to GBI, around 3:40 p.m. today, a family member went to do a welfare check at a housing unit. (Source: WALB) According to GBI, around 3:40 p.m. today, a family member went to do a welfare check at a housing unit. (Source: WALB)
Dan McCarthy (Source: WALB) Dan McCarthy (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Autopsies are planned early Thursday morning at the state crime lab in Macon on the bodies of a woman and a little boy found dead in an apartment in Leesburg Wednesday afternoon.

GBI agents are investigating the case.

They say a family member went to the home in a public housing complex on Kinchafoonee Drive around 3:40 p.m. to check on the family.  She found the woman and the boy dead. 

Investigators have not released any information on how the two died. GBI Special Agent in Charge Danny Jackson said, "It's a long, tedious process sometimes of interviewing all the family members and the neighbors to try to determine all those facts."

The Director of the Lee County Housing Authority was at the scene Wednesday afternoon. "It's a very sad, sad event that's occurred, most of us don't understand why it's occurred and what's happening," said Dan McCarthy. "And they're still investigating to find out exactly what's going on. But anytime there's a loss of life, it's devastating for everybody."  

There is no confirmation yet on the relationship between the two victims.

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