Investigation continues into Ben Hill Co. couple’s death

Turner Co. Elementary teacher among 2 found dead in Ben Hill Co., investigation underway

BEN HILL CO., Ga. (WALB) - The investigation into the deaths of a Ben Hill County husband and wife is continuing, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sharon Lord, 52, and her husband Paul Lord, 54, were found dead on the 200 block of Sweet Pea Road in Fitzgerald Sunday night, according to the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies told WALB that the two were found in the carport area of the home after receiving a call about a possible domestic incident.

Deputies said the two had gunshot wounds but their exact causes of death have not been ruled.

Sharon Lord was a third grade teacher at Turner County Elementary. The school posted on its Facebook page a letter to parents and guardians that was sent out, as well as a letter to students that was read to the classrooms about losing a teacher.

It is with great sadness to post the following information on our page today. Our hearts are heavy in the loss of one...

Posted by Turner County Elementary School on Monday, February 10, 2020

The school is offering support for students and their families as they cope with the loss of Sharon.

The Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation into the deaths and autopsies are scheduled for later in the week.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Sharon Lord. Her funeral is Friday at 10 a.m.

Funeral arrangements for Paul Lord are Thursday at 2 p.m.

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