Burke woman found dead

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 8:20 AM
Last updated 7:00 PM
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Authorities are investigating the death of a Burke County woman whose body was discovered Wednesday morning in her home.

Burke County Sheriff’s deputies found the body of Amy Ellison in her home on the 200 block of Brigham Landing Road in Girard around 5 a.m., according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which was called in to assist police.

GBI Special Agent in Charge Mike Ayers said police were called to the residence in reference to shots fired. Ayers would not say whether Ellison died of a gunshot wound.

The agencies are working the case as a homicide and are awaiting autopsy results. Children were at the residence at the time but had not been harmed.

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