Gwinnett County

Man found stabbed to death in front yard of Gwinnett County home, police say

SUWANEE, Ga. — Gwinnett County police are investigating a homicide in Suwanee Monday afternoon.

Investigators say a man was found stabbed to death in the front yard of a Ridge Oak Drive home off of Old Peachtree Road.

Family identified him as 44-year-old Matthew Jones.

His sister tells Channel 2 Action News he was a kind and loving person who would share scripture with fellow employees at Kroger.

“He was the kindest person, a loving son, brother and uncle,” Jones’ sister Kim Bauman said.

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A neighbor initially made a medical call to 911 just before 10 a.m. and said there was a man laying in the front yard of the house across the street.

When police arrived to the Peachtree Horizon neighborhood, they found Jones dead from at least one stab wound.

Neighbors tell Channel 2′s Bryan Mims that Jones lived in the home with his parents, but police have not confirmed that.

“They’re a very quiet couple, and the son would always come outside and just stand,” described neighbor John Villedrouin.

Neighbors told Mims that they never noticed anything suspicious going on at the house.


They add that they have never seen a tragic crime in their quiet community.

“It’s very quiet, peaceful. Never usually have any problems,” Villedrouin said.

“My daughter and I live together, and this is quite alarming, and you don’t feel safe anymore,” neighbor Willa Douglas said.

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Detectives say they have no details on possible motives or suspects at this time.