Murder-suicide rocks Georgia community early Friday morning

A man walking along a wooded trail found the bodies of Sidney Bishop and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Diamond Purvis.

An apparent murder-suicide Friday morning has shaken a normally quiet suburban community east of Macon, Georgia, WMAZ reports.

Bibb County deputies say they believe 31-year-old Sidney Bishop shot and killed his 19-year-old girlfriend, Diamond Purvis, and then turned the gun on himself.

Their bodies were found by a man walking along a trail through a wooded area separating the King’s Park subdivision and Hitchcock Road just off US 80. Deputies arrived on scene at about 10 a.m.

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“I’ve never witnessed anything like this, I’m going to be honest with you. Nothing like this,” Shelia Hughes, who lives alongside the trail on Hitchcock Road, told WMAZ.

I don’t know who they were,” she said. “I never saw them. I just know that my house was bombarded by a bunch of policemen early this morning.”

Friends of Purvis told the station they were shocked — that the woman they knew “did not deserve this.”

“She’s such a lover,” said Tabitha Carr. “She’s not even a fighter.”

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[Featured image: Diamond Purvis/Facebook]