Late Saturday, Troup deputies were called to a home on Woodstream Trail in the Water’s Edge subdivision for a welfare check because one of the victims hadn’t shown up for work for a few days. Inside the home, investigators made the gruesome discovery. Everyone who lived inside the home was dead, except for Lee.
Smith identified those killed as: William Burtron, 69; Sheila Burtron, 68; Christie Lee, around 33, Bailey Burtron, 16; and Iiaonna Green, 18.
Authorities said four of the five victims were shot to death, but no weapon was located. The GBI is conducting autopsies on the five killed, Smith said.
Late Monday, two Troup deputies were en route to Mississippi to interview Lee.
— Staff writers Mike Morris and Katie Leslie contributed to this report.