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Autopsies conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab have confirmed the tragic deaths of a mother and daughter in South Grady County were the results of a murder-suicide late last month.
The investigation revealed that Penny Poole, 59, shot her 15-year-old daughter, Katelyn, with a revolver and then used the gun to kill herself at their home on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 28, according to information from the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
The father, who had been working that night, went to the house on Beth Page Road when he was unable to get in touch with either of them, says Capt. Daniel Singletary, chief investigator with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
The father called authorities at 11 p.m. when he discovered the mother and daughter in the home, Singletary says. The chief investigator says each had a single gunshot wound to the chest area, and a note by the mother explaining her intentions was discovered.
Deputies Kelvin Nixon and Kenneth Weston along with sheriff’s investigators Michael Starling and Abbie Hall responded to the scene.
Singletary says the case is now closed and he is obligated to release information to the press at such time.