It was a tragic Thanksgiving night as deputies removed the bodies of two college students from their Tallahassee home. The victims were 20-year-old Nefertiti Williams and 20-year-old Shaundavian Brooks.
"They were supposed to be with some family members at a Thanksgiving gathering and had not made it, and the family members were concerned about their welfare," said MAJ Mike Wood of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
A check of their residence took a turn for the worst. Both bodies were found lifeless inside their home at 2829 Roscommon Drive. Williams and Brooks, both from Bradenton, Florida, shared the home with four other occupants. Neighbors described the residents as quiet and reserved and were shocked to hear of the tragedy.
"The people in the house moved in a couple of months ago. I never really got a chance to meet them. I saw them once in a while. They seemed like nice people. I go by once in a while then wave to them, so it's unfortunate," said Bill Reilly, a resident of Killearn.
Williams was a student at Florida A&M University and Brooks attended Tallahassee Community College.
Authorities said it is too early in the investigation to comment on the cause of death or even if there is a suspect. Deputies did say the deaths occurred within 24 hours of their arrival on scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m.