Woman, baby found dead in Cherokee County home

A 31-year-old woman and a baby were found dead in a Cherokee County home, officials said Tuesday. 

Authorities were called to the Cedar Mill Crossing residence after a family member said they hadn’t been able to get in contact with the woman, Cherokee County sheriff’s Sgt. Lauren Denson said in a statement.

Once inside the Acworth-area home, authorities found the woman, the baby and a 2-year-old girl, according to the sheriff’s office. The 2-year-old was unharmed.

The sheriff’s office identified the woman as Holly Whitley.

“No foul play is suspected at this time,” Denson said.

The GBI Crime Lab completed an autopsy Thursday, but officials are awaiting the results of the toxicology report to determine the cause and manner of death.

“We will not have any more information until we receive the results,” Denson said.

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