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Two bodies found in Morrow apartment

Photo by Elaine Rackley
Harris Ward transport owner Nellie Ward removed one of the two bodies found Friday, in a first floor unit of the 3000 building in Hidden Creek Apartments, located at 6595 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Morrow.

Photo by Elaine Rackley Harris Ward transport owner Nellie Ward removed one of the two bodies found Friday, in a first floor unit of the 3000 building in Hidden Creek Apartments, located at 6595 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Morrow.

MORROW — Two people were found dead Friday inside a Morrow apartment.

Clayton County Police Spokesperson C. Ashmore said police were called to Hidden Creek Apartments, at 6595 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Morrow.

Ashmore said a maintenance man made the gruesome discovery on the first floor of the 3000 building of apartment complex.

“We got the call around 10:03 a.m.,” said Ashmore. “Police were conducting a welfare check.”

Clayton County Police and the GBI are conducting a joint investigation into the deaths, according to Ashmore.

Police tape surrounded the walkway entrance of the 3000 building while two police officers stood guard at the crime scene, allowing only detectives and investigators in and out of the building.

T.R. Johnson said she lives in the apartment right above where the dead bodies were found. Johnson returned home while detectives and GBI investigators were collecting evidence from the apartment.

Johnson said she has lived in the apartment complex for a year.

“I told the people at the rental office about the odor,” said Johnson. “Nothing like this has ever happened like this before.”

She said she reported the foul odor to the leasing office nearly eight days ago.

“I thought an animal had died or something,” said Johnson.

Portia Christmas said she has lived in the apartment complex, in a different building, for two months. She said she was surprised to hear that two people were found dead in the complex.

“It has always been real quiet around here, sometimes too quiet,” said Christmas. “You hardly ever see any people outside.”

A man who identified himself only as “Freddie” said he frequently visits a friend who lives in the 3000 apartment building.

“I just started smelling something a few days ago,” he said. “My friend mentioned to me about a week ago she smelled something.”

Harris Ward transport waited as Clayton County Police criminal and GBI investigators loaded bags of evidence from the scene.

“We have to wait for them to assess the scene and sometimes wait on a judge to sign a warrant,” said Nellie Ward, owner of Harris Ward transport. “We are waiting for the GBI to give us permission to remove the bodies.”

Ward said they were taking the bodies to the GBI crime lab.

Comments

PGM 1 year, 10 months ago

This is not in Morrow. It may be called morrow but it is just Clayton County. Why does the AJC know this but the News-Daily insists on headlining with less than the facts. Rhetorical. The answer is obvious. Did the same thing with the "shooting gallery" story.

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ClaytonCounty1985 1 year, 10 months ago

Seriously? Why isn't it Morrow? No it isn't in the City limits of Morrow. It has a Morrow zip code, therefore it is Morrow. The News-Daily doesn't report what needs to be reported. There is SO much crime that goes on in Clayton County every single day. You just have no idea. A lot of BIG stories, that the News-Daily could apparently CARELESS about reporting. Why do you like it's not the Clayton News Daily anymore. GO FIGURE. They generally get their information from what the Police Department sends them. AJC, and WSBTV Channel 2 are joined together. Therefore they really get involved.

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MD 1 year, 10 months ago

This paper will be run by VIctor Hill shortly. As he did last time, he will have it his way, or threaten to not use it as the official news organ of Clayton County to publish official notices, which would result in this paper loosing its main source of revenue. Just my opinion of things to come.

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ClaytonCounty1985 1 year, 10 months ago

Not my fault. Never have and never will vote for him.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 10 months ago

.....The Foul Odor of dead bodies has lead to the discovery of many dead bodies.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 10 months ago

...In the past; The Foul Odor of Dead Bodies has lead to the discovery of Dead Bodies in the trunks of automobiles, houses, apartments, trash bins, and storage units.

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spencerid 1 year ago

I've always wanted to live in a nice house in a good neighborhood, surrounded by decent and friendly neighbors. I saw in Vistancia such a community, but being a single parent I can not afford to buy a house there. Maybe in a few years I will have a chance, because this community is perfect for my child and I want to offer him the best of everything.

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spencerid 1 year ago

This apartment won't be sold so soon because people tend to be superstitious and they don't really feel comfortable living in a house where a death occurred. Try to Go Renter, rent the apartment at a low price and maybe in this way you will have some luck.

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Robert 1 year ago

spencerid there is something wrong with your thinking. You are responding to an article that is ten months old and replying to yourself. Pssst, Apartments aren't sold, they're rented and I would bet that the apartment referenced in this article is rented by now.

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OscarKnight 1 year ago

.Robert; Maybe it takes spencerid more time than the average person, unless he is living in a time warp. :)

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