Bodies found in home ID'd as husband, wife, 6-year-old boy

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities in Henry County have released the names of two adults and one child found dead inside a home Monday morning.

The victims were James Bryant, 37, Melissa Bryant, 39, and Conner Patrick, 6. James Bryant is a former Henry County firefighter.

The bodies were found during a welfare check at the home on the 3300 block of Bill Gardner Road in Locust Grove.

Police say the husband's and wife’s employers became concerned when neither showed up for work, and called police. When officers arrived at the home, they found an open door and a gruesome scene inside.

Officers say all three bodies were found in a back bedroom. Police believe James Bryant shot and killed his wife, the 6-year-old boy and then himself, but say it is still considered a very active case and that is not confirmed.