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New details emerge in Richmond Hill

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Richmond Hill Police are still investigating a possible murder-suicide in the Main Street subdivision which has left a mother and her young son dead.

It happened Monday at approximately 8:30 a.m., according to the Richmond Hill Police Department, but few new details have been released.

Police said Tuesday afternoon they have had trouble contacting the family of the woman involved in this situation. It appears she may have been estranged from her family, so until next of kin are notified, they will not comment further.

However, WTOC has learned more about the family from neighbors.

Police have not released names or ages, but the neighbors say the family has lived in Main Street about four years. They say the father had been deployed twice, but the mother and 8-year-old son kept to themselves and had left the area a while ago before returning very recently.

Police did confirm the 8-year-old was not enrolled in Bryan County Schools this school year.

Neighbors told WTOC they heard two gun shots and the father had been called by the mother to come home.

Police have not confirmed these details as of yet. The GBI also is assisting in the investigation.

We know what neighbors heard, but Monday, neighbors say they saw the father rush to the home, speeding down Bristol Way to the family home and run inside and run back outside and moments later police arrived.

More than a dozen armed officers entered the home, they said, where the bodies of the wife and son were discovered.

Seeing the police cars and police tape was shock to many of the people who lived in the neighborhood nearby and visiting, who described the family as one that kept to themselves.

"I saw a bunch of cop cars and had it all roped off. It was more surreal because we didn't know what was going on," Suzanne Stanlon, who was visiting family in Main Street in Richmond Hill, told WTOC.

Richmond Hill Police Chief Bobby Reynolds would not comment any further on the investigation.

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