Investigators determined that a woman who lives with the owner of the rifle was the person who left the firearm in the church, Peachtree City police said on Facebook Sunday morning.
The woman told investigators she was uncomfortable having the rifle in the house, “so she discarded the rifle at a location where she believed it would be handled safely,” police said.
“Investigators found no indication that she intended to use the rifle or participate in any sort of violent activity,” police said.
No charges have been filed in the incident.
In other news:
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to the roadway.