Barrow County couple's death ruled a homicide; vehicle of interest sought

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The death of two grandparents found in a Barrow County home on Monday has been ruled a homicide, according to investigators. The cause and manner of death still had not been released, but deputies were searching for a vehicle of interest.

The couple's grandson made the grim discovery about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Deputies told FOX 5 News he found 70-year-old Willard Ron Hess and 72-year-old Dorothy Hess inside their Southridge Drive home and notified the sheriff's office.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime technicians were called to comb over the scenes, processing both the home and a residence across the street which belongs to the grandson.

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Investigators say there are no immediate signsof  forced entry.

They have not been able to determine a cause of death at this time, and both victims have been transported to a GBI crime lab for an autopsy. 

"He was such a wonderful person. I would have never have thought it would happen to him," said Zelphia Wright, whose family lives next door to the Hesses.

Tuesday, officials released security footage of a dark-colored sedan, which they think may be involved in the deaths.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to please call the Barrow County Sheriff's Office.