Georgia police are searching for the person(s) responsible for the mysterious deaths of a couple found fatally shot in their home on Thursday.
According to Cobb County police, Timothy Justin Hicks and Amber Hicks, both 31, were killed inside their Acworth home off of Verbena Drive. Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said during a press conference that authorities found their bodies at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, but believe the killings happened overnight.
The couple’s toddler son and the family dog remained in the home unharmed until police arrived. They are now with family members.
“Police brings [sik] the child out holding him by his torso, runs him out, and the grandmother grabbed him, and the grandfather grabbed him, and they’re crying and freaking out saying, ‘Where’s my baby?’”neighbor Hannah Mabrey told Channel 2 Action News.
Friends said that Justin Hicks was a Cherokee County firefighter and had just become a homeowner when tragedy struck. Police said there have been no suspects arrested but there is no reason to believe that the killer is still in the area.
A spokesperson with the Cherokee County Fire Department confirmed with 11 Alive News that Justin was a county firefighter.
“I can confirm Justin Hicks was a Cherokee County firefighter. There is an open and ongoing investigation in Cobb County. Out of respect for the family and the investigation, we will not be making any further comment,” the spokesperson wrote. “Our condolences are with the Hicks family.”
Police said that one or more “unknown assailants” killed the couple, although concerned loved ones have no idea who would want the beloved pair dead. Delk said there is no evidence that the deaths were a result of a murder-homicide and the case is being treated as a double homicide.
Anyone with information about the killings is asked to call Cobb police at 770-499-3945 or email email@example.com.
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