Quintuple Murder Investigation in South Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office still aren't saying much about the crime. There are many questions that remain unanswered like who would kill five people and where is the killer (or where are the killers) now?

On a picturesque day a rather grim and heinous crime is unfolding in Moultrie, Georgia. Monday, four children came home from school not getting the welcome they expected. Instead they found their family members' bodies scattered throughout their home.

Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, says, "All five of the victims appeared to be shot to death. There will be an autopsy performed today.”

Four adults bound by the hands were all shot execution style. What's more heart wrenching is the fifth body authorities found while searching the house, a three-year-old boy hidden in a bedroom.

Vernon says, “The child was positioned between the mattress of the bed in a standing position wedged between the mattress and the bed.”

The crime is being described by investigators as a deliberate series of killings. They don't know if the victims knew their killer or killers or what the motive is behind the slayings, and right now that's the priority of their investigation.

Investigators are not releasing any details on the evidence they've collected so far. At a press conference Tuesday, the question was asked as to whether or not drugs were involved. Authorities would not comment on that.

We do have the names now of all the victims. They are parents, Katrina and Jaime Resendez; their son, three-year-old Juan Resendez; and Betty Watts, Katrina's Mother.

The identity of the fifth victim has not been released pending notification of kin. We'll share that name with you as soon as we're able. Authorities are asking anyone with information on the crimes to contact them. There's a tip line you can call at 1-800-597-TIPS.


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