Sunday, August 30, 2009

7 Are Dead and 2 Injured in Georg

Seven people were found dead and two others critically injured Saturday at a mobile home near Brunswick, Ga., the police said.

The deaths are being treated as homicides, officials said Saturday, and the two survivors were taken to a hospital in Savannah.

Officers from the Glynn County Police Department discovered the bodies at a residence at the New Hope Plantation Mobile Home Park after receiving a 911 call shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.

“This is a record for us,” said the Glynn County police chief, Matt Doering, as reported by The Associated Press.

“We’ve never had such an incident with so many victims,” Chief Doering said, adding, “It’s not a scene that I would want anybody to see.”

Chief Doering said that the police were working on leads to identify a suspect but that no arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon.

Officials said that some of the victims had been tentatively identified, but their names would not be released until family members had been notified.

The mobile home park has about 100 spaces, according to its Web site. It is on Highway 17, a mile east of Interstate 95 and nine miles north of Brunswick.

The police said in a news release that they were withholding further information to avoid jeopardizing the investigation.

Lisa Vizcaino, who has lived at New Hope for three years, said that the management worked hard to keep troublemakers out of the mobile home park and that it tended to be quiet, according to The A.P.

Ms. Vizcaino did not know the victims, she said.

“New Hope isn’t run down or trashy at all,” Ms. Vizcaino said.

“It’s the kind of place,” she said, “where you can actually leave your keys in the car and not worry about anything.”


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