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GBI investigate Washington Ga. man's death as a homicide

Sunday, June 1, 2014 8:03 PM
Last updated 8:28 PM
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A 67-year-old man was found unresponsive Sunday morning in Washington, Ga., and police are investigating the case as a homicide.

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James Edwards, a Washington resident, was found in Railroad Alley, a cut-through path off Williams Street.

Wilkes County Coroner Blake Thomp­son said Edwards died of an apparent gunshot wound. An autopsy will be done this week at the Georgia Bureau of In­vestigation crime lab in Atlanta.

Authorities say gunshots were reported in the area about 5 a.m. Sunday, but police were unable to locate any disturbance. Edwards was found a short time later by a passer-by.

There are no suspects at this time, GBI Special Agent in Charge Pat Morgan said.

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jack234 06/02/14 - 03:59 am
It is hard to understand why

It is hard to understand why the Mayor and Council want to do away with the City Police with the current crime waye. They say because of budget restraints, but recently the council voted to give a retiring city administrator a $60,000.00 serveance package and one council member wanted to give a gold watch. The gold watch watch went over like a lead balloon, but what about all that money.

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