PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) - A Paulding County, Georgia sheriff's deputy and three members of his family were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Cpl. Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, the bodies were discovered at a home in Hiram just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators said that they became concerned when Cpl. Sam Driskell, a 10-year veteran of the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, failed to show up for a court appearance in which he was scheduled to testify. The office sent two deputies to his home.
No one answered the door at Driskell's home in Hiram where he lived with his wife, stepson and the couple's 12-year-old daughter. When a deputy looked through a window, he saw a foot and thought someone was in trouble.