Hall County investigators have identified the couple found dead inside a car from an apparent murder-suicide, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.
The bodies of Kevin Anthony Lacey, 59, and Janice Ruth Dye, 52, were found Tuesday inside a car parked at a north Hall business, the sheriff’s office said. An employee of the business, located on Ga. 60 near Farm Road, saw the couple in the car and called 911 around 1:30 p.m.
“Both individuals in the car suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound,” the sheriff’s office said in an emailed statement. “At this point, detectives are investigating the case as an assisted-suicide and suicide.”
Lacey and Dye were in a relationship, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators believe Lacey shot Dye with a handgun and then shot himself sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. A handgun and a note believed to be from the couple were found in the car. The GBI is conducting autopsies on the couple.
Tuesday’s shooting deaths were the third in less than three months believed to be murder-suicide in Hall.
On Feb. 24, Anne Marie Wilson, 50, and her daughter, Lauren Wilson, 20, were shot to death at their home along Broome Road in eastern Hall County during what investigators determined was a double murder and attempted suicide.
The gunman was later identified as 26-year-old Shamiek Johnson, who had a child with Lauren Wilson, investigators said. Johnson later died from his injuries.
Earlier in February, investigators said 82-year-old Horace Owens shot his 62-year-old daughter and then himself in what authorities are calling “an attempted murder-suicide.” Owens died days later.