Three people are dead, including a child, after a murder-suicide in DeKalb County, police said


DeKalb County police are investigating a murder-suicide that left three people dead Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to Briarcliff Road in reference to a phone call with an individual.

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When they arrived, they found two adults, a 49-year-old woman, a 51-year-old man, and a 7-year-old boy dead.

The police did not identify the victims or comment on the causes that led to their deaths.

They say they believe the deaths were a murder-suicide.

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Sagamore Hills Elementary School Principal Dr. Karen Williams sent a letter to parents confirming that the slain child was one of their students.

“It is with great sadness that I inform you of the tragic loss of a student. Without a doubt, this is difficult news to hear, and we want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the student’s family, friends, and classmates,” Dr. Williams wrote.

School counselors will be made available to other students.

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