Police: Georgia man stabs his 84-year-old mother to death, dies by suicide

An 84-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday.

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Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

An 84-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday.

A Franklin County man stabbed his 84-year-old mother to death and later committed suicide, officials said.

Relatives of Elizabeth O’Barr found her Wednesday in her bedroom, Northern Circuit District Attorney Parks White said in a statement.

She had been stabbed multiple times and police immediately suspected her 63-year-old son, Thomas Everett O’Barr, who lived in the same house on Misty Mills Road in Lavonia. But O’Barr wasn’t inside the house.

Officials found his body about a quarter-mile from the crime scene, White said.

He had apparently “taken his own life,” White said.

Officials believe O’Barr acted alone.

Franklin County is about 90 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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