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Double homicide investigated in Johnson County

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Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 7:42 PM EDT
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WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people were found deceased from apparent gunshot wounds in Wrightsville on Friday.

There is currently an investigation in place and anyone with information should contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 1 p.m. Friday, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 1383 Paul Lord Road in Wrightsville in reference to two deceased persons. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Destiny Hope Kight, 18, of Wrightsville and Charles Jaylon Garrett, 18, of East Dublin, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist in this investigation.

Contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 478-864-4003 or the GBI Eastman office at 478-374-6988. Tips can also be submitted by calling 800-597-8477, online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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