Man found dead in his home, Coroner Leon Jones says check on neighbors


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones is urging everyone to look after neighbors.

64 year old Randolph Underwood was found dead in his home on August 6th. Jones says he was dead for about 6 days.

He believes a simple knock at the door can possibly save someone’s life if they need medical attention.

Jones explains, “If this person is an invalid, has limited mobility in a wheelchair, all they might need is assistance to go to the restroom or something. Because everybody can’t afford homecare, everybody can’t afford a private sitter.”

So far this year, 13 people have been found dead inside of their homes due to natural causes. Jones says some things to look for when checking on your neighbors are piled up mail in the mailboxes, grass needs to be cut that hasn’t been cut in a while or excess of news papers stacked up.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!