Identities released of 2 dead in Morgan County, 1 in custody

- Morgan County Sheriff's authorities are investigating the deaths of two people. Their bodies were found at a home on Slaughter Veasley Road Monday afternoon.

Sheriff Robert Markley said they received a call just before 5 p.m. from someone saying they found a family member dead. When deputies arrived they found the body, later identified as Colin Smith, in the driveway of the home, then made a second discovery.

"We set up a perimeter and once we entered the home, found another body in the doorway," said Sheriff Markley.

The second victim was later identified as Paula Slaughter.

With the help of the Walton County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, authorities set up a perimeter in the area and found a man, later identified as Justin Slaughter in the woods near the home. Slaughter was taken into custody.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handing the investigation.

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