Police on Georgia are seeking Thomas Jesse Lee as a “person of interest” in the shooting deaths of five people.
Here’s what you need to know about the hunt for Thomas Jesse Lee:
1. All Five Were Found Murdered in the Same Home
Lee has been identified as a suspect in the deaths of William Burton, 69; Shiela Burton, 68; Christie Lee, 33; Tiaonna Green, 18; and Bailey Burton, 16.
All five were found in a home in Troup County, Georgia, when police conducted a welfare check.
Thomas Jesse Lee is believed to be the husband of Christie Lee. All five were found in different rooms of the house.
2. Neighbors Say the House Was Quiet For Days
Local television station WSB-TV asked local neighbors to relate their recent observations. The answer was none
Neighbor Jeff Delaney told WSB that there had been “nothing noticeable”:
“I’d say beginning of the week, maybe end of last week. Nothing noticeable. Let’s put it that way.”
Police were called to do a welfare check after an employer of one of the victims reported not seeing his employee for several days.
“In law enforcement, you see bad things every day,” Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff told theThe LaGrange Daily News. “But I’ve never seen a crime scene like this in my 25 years or so in law enforcement.”
3. Police Don’t Know Where Lee Is
Police found the bodies after 10 p.m. on Saturday and had few updates Sunday evening.
Sgt. Stewart Smith, of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office told WSB-TV that police had hit a “dead end.”
“We’re doing any tracks we can on the cellphone, any internet searches, social media searches for him and kind of coming up with a dead end right now.”
Though Smith said there “may have been a dispute or something” between Lee and one of the victims, police have had no contact with the suspect.
4. There Was No History of Domestic Disputes at the Home
Though they believe Lee was living at the home with the victims, they said there had been no calls to the house for domestic disputes.
“Really no past history of calls to the house and we really don’t know what led up to this,” Smith said.
According to CBS, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office is getting some help with the investigation from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting
5. Police Are Asking for Any Help They Can Get
According to Police, Lee is is a 6-foot, three-inch-tall white male with blue eyes, weighing about190 pounds. He may be driving an olive green Mazda Tribute with Georgia license plate number BRN0785.
Individuals with information regarding the crime or the whereabouts of Lee are asked to contact the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616.
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