Family hopes justice will be served

- A Lawrenceville family is hoping the arrest of two men will finally set them on a path toward justice.

Heather Chandler, 26, was found dead in a Loganville home on Piney Grove Road in June 2013 in what investigators termed suspicious at the time.

Tuesday, the Walton County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of 32-year-old Christopher Holcomb, of Loganville, and 38-year-old Seth Richie, of Toccoa.

"The wheels of justice turn slowly but if you have faith you will eventually come to the end," said Melvin Chandler, Heather's father.

Holcomb and Richie are both facing felony murder charges in the death of Chandler.

"After four and a half years you get to thinking are you going to get any answers," said Marsha Chandler, Heather's mother.

According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, both men told authorities they arrived at the Loganville home to find Heather dead in a bedroom.

"From what I understand it was a mixture of heroin and meth," said Melvin Chandler.

Heather's parents told FOX 5 News they always had doubts about her putting a needle in herself.

"My daughter had a fear of needles and I know that from taking her to the doctor growing up all those years," said Marsha Chandler.

Heather grew up a twin. Tragically Jennifer, the twin, was killed in a car crash months after Heather passed.

"Her twin sister I knew what happened with her but I never knew what happened with Heather," said Marsha Chandler.

Now, the family hopes justice will deal them a winning hand as Christopher Holcomb and Seth Richie face trial for the murder of Heather Chandler.

"Gods will will be done whatever it is," said Melvin Chandler.

Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman would not discuss specifics in the case. He told said the incident is still under investigation and the facts will be sent to the district attorney's office.

Suspect Richie is currently an inmate at Lee State Prison, Leesburg near Albany, Georgia.

Holcomb who was arrested in the Athens area is being held at the Walton County Detention Center.

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