Two people found dead behind Twiggs County High School


JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two people were found dead Wednesday morning inside a white Honda Accord behind the Twiggs County High School baseball field.

According to Sheriff Darren Mitchum who talked to 41NBC, it appears to be a murder-suicide, but the investigation is on-going. When they arrived at the school, they found a dead man and woman, and a pistol inside the car.

19-year-old Alexia Jackson and 18-year-old Knickolus Jones were found inside the car behind the baseball field. Jones was from Twiggs County; Jackson from Bibb County.

Autopsy results show Jackson shot and killed Jones before pulling the trigger on herself.

“From looking at the security camera from the school, we can find that it looks like this vehicle came onto the campus at roughly… approximately 10:28 last night,” Mitchum said.

A custodian at the school called law enforcement officers after noticing the car and realizing the two people inside were unresponsive. School is out for the summer, so no students were on campus.

“It appeared that the person had been shot, so they contacted our office and we responded to that,” Mitchum continued.

The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to determine what exactly happened.

“What we try to do is complement what his investigators are already doing. We’ll have that agent over and will be documenting — just like his investigators,” J.T. Ricketson, the special agent in charge at the GBI office in Perry, said.

According to Sheriff Mitchum, Jackson and Jones were dating for about two years and attended the University of West Georgia.

Law enforcement says it’s too early to say what happened and the fact there’s no apparent motive makes the case more difficult to solve.

“What we try to do is when we go into a case is we keep an open mind into it and we just treat it as a death investigation. We don’t call it an accident. We don’t call it a homicide. We don’t call it a murder. We just call it a death investigation,” Ricketson continued.

Investigators did recover a pistol inside the car.

The two bodies were taken to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy.

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