Elderly Couple Attacked in their Home

-- Cairo, Ga. -- April 27, 2012 --

Around 2AM on April 25th the Grady County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call from Sammy Scarboro. He said that he and his wife Linda, both in their seventies, had been attacked in their own home.

They live at 958 Bryant Road in Cairo, Georgia. Deputies found the couple severely beaten. They were both taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Linda Scarboro is still at the hospital being treated for her injuries.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is the lead investigator in the case. Special Agent Steven Turner of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said "at this time we don't really have a suspect, we don't really have a good description of the individual that participated in the crime."

Robert Pelphrey-White lives just a few minutes from the Scarboro's. He said "I have children and there safety and well fair about all is my highest concern of course. And for my family It's just completely scary now that I've heard about this."

Investigators have not released the extent of the couple's injuries. They also said they do not know if anything was stolen from the house.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


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  • by paula isbell Location: miami on May 9, 2012 at 01:13 AM
    Linda and Sammy were classmates back in the 50's, and although so many years have passed I can't forget what nice people they both were. this incident is disgusting. Their lives will forever be changed. When you live in a small town you don't expect such things to happen. My own husband spent 30 years in law enforcement here in Miami, and we've seen a lot of craziness, but that comes with life in a big city. Linda/Sammy you have lots of friends praying for your speedy recovery both physically and apiritually.
  • by GENE on Apr 28, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE GBI CAN FIND WHO DID THIS. IT IS A CRYING SAME THAT YOU ARE NOT SAFE EVEN IN YOUR OWN HOME. IT IS GETTING WORSE AND AS LONG AS THERE IS BAD DEVILISH DRUGS AND THE SAME KIND OF ANIMALS OUT THERE IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE. THESE KIND OF WHAT EVER THEY ARE NEEDS THE SAME TREATMENT DONE TO THEM, THAT THEY DID TO THESE POOR FOLKS IN THEIR 70'S. TIE THEM UP AND BEAT THE MUD BEAT OUT OF THEM! THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE US IS,"" PUT GOD AND PRAYER BACK IN DAILY LIVES."" ""WALK WITH EACH DAY, INSTEAD OF THE DEVIL"" "GOD BLESS AMERICA".
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      by Chicken Gutz on Apr 28, 2012 at 03:27 PM in reply to GENE
      Why oh why did Gawd let this happen?
  • by Mari55 on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:52 PM
    This is so sad !!! Why would you hurt and beat up someone that can not defend themselves ??? They should do the same to those people when they catch them !!! I just do not know what this world is coming too.
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