Athens boy finds parents dead

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ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens couple died Friday evening in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

The couple's 9-year-old son found his parents' bodies in a room of their home about 6 p.m. and called 911, said Capt. Clarence Holeman, commanding officer of Centralized Criminal Investigations for the Athens-Clarke Police Department.

Police did not release the couple's names, the way they died or other details Friday night.

"I'd rather not, until the family has a chance to digest what's going on," Holeman said.

The bodies were taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for autopsies, according to Holeman.

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DEVGRU 10/10/09 - 11:46 am
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Sad.

Sad.

lrodgers
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lrodgers 10/10/09 - 12:33 pm
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My heart goes out to the

My heart goes out to the child.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and
the rest of Your Family,

pommom38
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pommom38 10/10/09 - 12:47 pm
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Oh that poor child! There is

Oh that poor child! There is no telling what the scene looked like, and he will forever be traumatized by this event.

poolmom
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poolmom 10/10/09 - 12:53 pm
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That was very sad and very

That was very sad and very selfish of the one who committed the murder and suicide. Poor child! Poor Family.

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sugar babe 74 10/10/09 - 01:13 pm
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hope this wont be like the

hope this wont be like the little boy yhat shot and killed his dad and a friend,or like the 21 year old that killed his whole family,but you never know these days

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sassygirl12 10/10/09 - 03:20 pm
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that is a shame that stupid

that is a shame that stupid jerk that did this did not think about his kids..he was only thinking about himself.my heart goes out to the child that found him. people like that make me sick..why cant they just kill themselves and leave the innocent ones alone.

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humbleopinion 10/10/09 - 03:59 pm
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Sorry sassygirl12, nowhere

Sorry sassygirl12, nowhere does it say that HE shot the woman and then himself. It could have easily been the other way.......

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Just My Opinion 10/10/09 - 07:13 pm
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You know, I was sitting here,

You know, I was sitting here, feeling sorry for myself because Georgia lost their game today, and then I read this. It really puts things into perspective, doesn't it? A stupid game means absolutely NOTHING compared with the heartache and horror that this little guy saw and will live through! My heart really goes out to this kid and I pray that whatever he has left of his family rallies around him and supports him.

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FallingLeaves 10/10/09 - 10:02 pm
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:-(

:-(

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159ace 10/11/09 - 01:44 pm
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This is very very sad!

This is very very sad!

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not4me 10/12/09 - 11:47 am
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What kind of parent leaves a

What kind of parent leaves a scene like that for a child to find?

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