SOCIAL CIRCLE — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified a man and woman found dead in the road in Social Circle Friday morning. The victims are James Robert Evans, 27, and Jaymine Whitlock, 32.

According to reports, officers with the Social Circle Police Department were called to Thurman Baccus Road at about 5:30 a.m. Friday where they found two people in the roadway. According to the GBI, both had suffered gunshot wounds. Emergency medical services were called; however, both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the GBI, this is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Social Circle Investigator Michael Jett at 770-464-5906 or the GBI at 1-800-597-8477.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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