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2 wanted in suspicious death investigation, reward offered

Andrea Taylor (left), Jonathan Martin (center) and Jennifer Creech (Source: Dougherty County Police) Andrea Taylor (left), Jonathan Martin (center) and Jennifer Creech (Source: Dougherty County Police)
Two women are on the run from police Wednesday night as an investigation into a suspicious death continues. (Source: WALB) Two women are on the run from police Wednesday night as an investigation into a suspicious death continues. (Source: WALB)
Leslie Peeler was found dead in a truck in a convenience store parking lot. (Source: WALB) Leslie Peeler was found dead in a truck in a convenience store parking lot. (Source: WALB)
Police suspected two homes were drug houses visited by Peeler before she died. (Source: WALB) Police suspected two homes were drug houses visited by Peeler before she died. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Police raided those homes on Tuesday. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County Police raided those homes on Tuesday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two women are on the run from police Wednesday night as an investigation into a suspicious death continues.

Police suspected two homes were drug houses visited by Leslie Peeler before she was found dead from an apparent overdose in a truck in a convenience store parking lot.

When Dougherty County Police raided the homes on Tuesday, one man ran, and two women were taken to the hospital for treatment of drugs and ran away.

"It appears we removed some heroin out there, and some other things being done there," said Dougherty County Police Captain Tom Jackson.

When officers started the raid, they said that Jonathan Martin, 26, ran and was charged with obstruction of an officer.

Martin turned himself in to police on Thursday, and the charges were dropped.

Jennifer Creech, 32, and Andrea Taylor, 30, both received treatment by EMS for apparent drug overdoses.  

They told officers they both swallowed heroin, and hid it in their female parts when the raid started.  

They escaped while hospitalized.

"They left the hospital without seeking the medical care they actually needed at the time," explained Jackson.

Both women are now wanted for possession of drugs and tampering with evidence.

Police said that the owners of the two homes, Larry Sparks and Jeffery Walker were arrested.  

Investigators said Sparks lived in one home, and called the other home "Sparks Suites", where he rented out rooms for $30 dollars for drug use.  

That is where police believed Peeler died, and her body was taken to the convenience store to hide the house's location. 

"The terms of how that death came about were disturbing to us, so we felt we needed to take action against the people who are out there and the people who own that property," said Jackson.

As of now, police are asking for information about Creech and Taylor to get them the medical treatment needed.

Meanwhile the death investigation of Peeler is ongoing, and more arrests and charges are likely. 

There is a reward offered for information to the whereabouts of Creech and Taylor.

Anyone with information should contact CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS, and callers can stay anonymous, and collect the reward money.

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