Coroner says causes of deaths remain under investigation

Five found dead in Bartow apartment complex

By JAMES SWIFT
Posted 3/30/20

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed that five bodies were recovered from the Stone Haven Falls apartment complex on Sunday.He said that all five of the deceased — four females and one male …

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Coroner says causes of deaths remain under investigation

Five found dead in Bartow apartment complex

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Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed that five bodies were recovered from the Stone Haven Falls apartment complex on Sunday.

He said that all five of the deceased — four females and one male — appear to belong to the same family. At this time, he said their names and ages are not being released.

Guyton told The Daily Tribune News that an official cause of death has not been determined. Autopsy results, he said, likely will not be available for at least another four months.

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jonathan White said the department isn’t releasing any additional details on the active death investigation at this point.

“The bodies have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab,” he said. “I really can’t put a timeframe on it just because I don’t know what the GBI’s time schedule is at this time.”

Guyton said it is unknown how long the individuals had been dead before emergency responders were called to the residence off Stonehaven Circle around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

Guyton said that no other injuries or illnesses were reported at the apartment unit. 

“I’m not familiar with what medical issues may have been up at the complex,” White said. 

At this juncture in the investigation, Guyton said foul play is not suspected.

White, however, said he could not release any information on whether or not the deaths may have been the result of a homicide or suicide. 

Nor could he corroborate media reports that carbon monoxide poisoning is believed to be the cause of the deaths.

“It’s ongoing, and I can’t confirm or deny any of those speculations,” he said. “That’s another detail we’re not releasing at this point, just because of the type of investigation, it being active."