Gwinnett County

Officers find couple dead after family doesn't hear from them

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County police are investigating a murder suicide inside a Buford-area apartment complex.

Channel 2 Action News has learned that police were called to the Preston Hills apartment complex along Buford Drive on Monday afternoon to investigate after two bodies were found inside an apartment there.

Investigators told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik that relatives became concerned after not hearing from one of the victims for two days and requested a welfare check.


When officers arrived at the apartment, they found the bodies of 40-year-old Jamaya Morris and 39-year-old Lachica Ringwoos. Investigators will say the two were in a relationship with each other.

Police said they believe both died of gunshot wounds, with Ringwood being the victim.

Officers said there are no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

Neighbors, Michelle Snyder and her husband, Brody, are shaken

“It’s hitting me because this is something that I would’ve never expected out of here," said Brody Snyder.