Barrow County police launch investigation of man, woman found dead

The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is launching an investigation into the suspicious deaths of a man and woman found dead on Tuesday.

Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said this case is "as clear as mud," and he can’t release many details.

"We’re having to be vague if you will," he said.

Deputies were called to the Beech Creek Estates for suspicious people in what are believed to be coronavirus masks around 1:30 Tuesday morning.

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Authorities said a woman's lifeless body was found in a car in Barrow County. Winder police later located a man's corpse on the same stretch of Beech Creek Circle. 

"Winder police located an unidentified male in a ditch with what appeared to be gunshot wounds and was deceased as well," the sheriff said.

Police determined both bodies were related to the same incident.

"What we have is two deceased people. They’re victims of being deceased but we believe and this is early, that they were part of the crime being committed, so we’re trying to deduce if self-defense is an option here and that one of the persons in the car was being set up," Sheriff Smith said.


One person was arrested and was booked into the Barrow County Sheriff's Office Detention Center on armed robbery and aggravated assault charges. Sheriff Smith said the two who were found dead likely knew the person that was taken into custody, but that person has not been charged for their deaths.

A fourth person called the police. He survived and police consider him a victim. Police haven’t figure out his connection to the two who died

Police said the victims appeared to be in their late teens or early 20s. Police are withholding the identities of the victims while the investigation is still ongoing.

The Winder neighborhood overflowed with law enforcement on Wednesday as investigators continued to work the case.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said there is currently no danger to the public.

Winder police assisted in the case.

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