Neighborhood shocked after 3 bodies found in Brunswick home

Neighborhood shocked after 3 bodies found in Brunswick home

BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) - The Brunswick Police Department has called in state investigators after the bodies of three people were found in a home.

Brunswick Police officers responded to a welfare check call just after 1 p.m. on Sunday in the 2200 block of Wolfe Street when concerned church members said they had not heard from the three residents. When officers entered the home, they found three bodies inside.

The victims have been identified as 64-year-old Carson Holliman, his wife 62-year-old Vondell Holliman, and their grandson 24-year-old Christopher Holliman.

The circumstances leading up to the deaths are under investigation. They spent hours combing through the home for evidence. Police say the case started when the Holliman's missed Sunday morning church.

"We got a call from church members that they had not attended church yesterday and they were concerned because that was out of routine for them," said Captain Angela Smith, Brunswick Police.

You can still see police tape on the ground left from when officers found three people dead in that home. 
Neighbors wonder what happened here and whether it could happen again.

Neighbors still walked up and down Wolfe Street and sat on porches one day after police cars filled the streets and they learned Carson and Vondell Holliman, residents here for decades, along with their grown grandson Christopher were killed in their home. The shock still hangs over the block and beyond.

"This is a neighborhood where nothing like this has ever happened," said Laquana Young, Neighbor. "I'm 36 years old and we've never had a murder in this neighborhood."

A family member thinks it was a case of mistaken identity. Neighbors are obviously concerned.

"They don't bother anybody," said Sheila Anderson, neighbor. "They were off to themselves. They had their grandchild there. He and his wife they go to church."

"They've always been sweet, caring people who looked out for the neighborhood. It's just sad that this had to happen to them," said LaQuana Young, neighbor.

Brunswick Police have contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for assistance in this case.

On Monday, GBI agents came back to look over the house again. Brunswick Police appeal to friends and neighbors for information.

"Somebody out there knows something," said Captain Angela Smit, Brunswick Police Department. "Somebody is out talking about something. We encourage the community to call us and make contact and tell us what they've heard - no matter how large or small a detail."

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