Middle Georgia couple's death remains mystery

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BYRON, Ga.  -- Tracy Dumas, of Macon, knew something was wrong when it neared the first of the month and she still had not heard from her mother or brother.

Dumas, 42, who cleans houses for work and volunteers at her church’s food pantry, told the Macon Telegraph that she took care of the personal needs of her 63-year-old mother, Carolyn Fountain, and 48-year-old brother, David Giddens.

She did their shopping, picking up toilet paper, cigarettes, whatever was needed.

Fountain, a loving mother who dedicated herself to her children, struggled with the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis, Dumas said.

Giddens, who loved to laugh and cut up with family and friends, battled fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic pain. He had not had any landscaping jobs lately, Dumas said.

Dumas discovered their badly decomposed bodies Aug. 1 inside the mobile home they shared at 60 Grove Estates in the northern tip of Peach County.

Preliminary findings of the autopsy conducted at the GBI crime lab in Macon yielded few clues to how they died, with toxicology results pending, Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks said. The mobile home was locked and everything was in place, with no foul play suspected, Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said.


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