• 'We're terrified.' Neighbors on edge, say property involving two deaths was former day care

    By: Alyssa Hyman

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    SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a double homicide at a South Fulton County property.

    Investigators spent the day Thursday searching for clues at the house located in the 5200 block of Bill Cook Road in the city of South Fulton.

    Neighbor Nubia Moody told Channel 2’s Alyssa Hyman that it’s going to be hard to sleep at night knowing that there's a death investigation just a few blocks away.

    “This is our worst nightmare," Moody said. "We’re scared, terrified. I mean we don't have any answers as to what happened, we don’t know what happened and this is literally in our backyard."

    South Fulton police said code enforcement was conducting a welfare check at the property when they discovered a body in the yard.


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    Officers responded and found a second body inside the building which neighbors told Hyman used to be a day care facility. 

    “It’s been a day care several times, like opening and closing several times, but it’s been closed for like three years now,” Moody said.

    Neighbors told Hyman they’ve been concerned about the abandoned property before.

    “We had reported a while back that there may be a tent city behind this building. A place where people, possibly vagrants are going back there,” Moody said. 

    “It’s awful. It’s sad. You don’t want to hear about two bodies or death so close to home,” another neighbor said. 

    Police say it appears the two men were shot. But who shot them and why remains a mystery. 

    Neighbors really want those answers.

    “This is the most egregious of crimes. Two bodies to be completely unexplained. I just think I just passed here to go to work this morning. I came home. How long have they been here? Who are they? What happened? I mean it’s terrifying,” Moody said. 

    The neighbors told Hyman that the investigation is a wake-up call that they need to beef up and revitalize their neighborhood watch program. 

    Police said they will not release the identities of the two men until they notify their families.

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