• Douglas County sheriff investigating 'suspicious death'

    By: Nicole Carr

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Department has launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead Wednesday morning.

    Jesse Hambrick, of the Sheriff's Department, told Channel 2 Action News that the body was found at the Birch Landing apartment complex at 500 Maxham Road around 2:30 a.m.

    Oliver Bragg, a resident at the complex, said he did not know what was going on out there.

    "There's some crazy stuff that goes on here but this? That's insane," Bragg said.

    Residents woke up to a crime scene near the tennis courts.

    "I can look out of my window and see where this person is," said Brenda Bryant, another resident in the apartment complex.


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    Investigators haven't revealed much about the victim or the circumstances. Channel 2's Nicole Carr said that officials appeared to be focusing on a silver car. Detectives and crime scene techs took photos of the vehicle before the coroner showed up.

    Bryant said she was shaken by the scene. A week ago, her 16-year-old son told her a man tried to carjack him at the complex entrance, not far from the crime scene.

    "I'm just saying that this interview could be on my son right now. I'm telling you it could be about my son," Bryant said.

    The murder scene caused plenty of concern among residents, who are waiting for more details from the complex.

    “That would be nice. Just so we all know what's going on in here. You know it's good to be on the same page so if anyone needs to stay safe they can,” Bragg said.

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