Crime scene investigators were still searching the home on Highway 37 East Wednesday, trying to find more evidence in Monday’s brutal murders. Four children getting off the bus from school found their family members shot to death.
"The 12-year-old had the presence of mind to grab a cordless phone, go out into the yard and call 911."
That call to Dispatch helps paint a disturbing image of what those children saw.
Operator: “Where are they bleeding from?”
“Everywhere. Their arms and everything.”
Operator: “Did they look like they been shot?”
“I don't know."
Autopsies now confirm all five victims died of gun shot wounds. Juan Resendez, Betty Watts, Jaime Resendez and Katrina Resendez were all killed execution style. Now surfacing is Jaime and Katrina's connection with drug activity.
"Back in November of last year the couple was arrested and charged with drug trafficking with intent to sell. That happened just before they moved to Colquitt County. Now, if drugs were the motive behind the brutal murders, authorities aren't saying for sure."
"We’ve determined that's a possibility. We're not ruling out any possibility, and that's definitely one of them."
Kirkland says the investigation will be long and drawn out. They're now hoping to find forensic evidence in the home that will hopefully lead them to the killer.
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