Friday, July 4, 2014
"ATHENS, AL — Police said two people are dead in what appears to be a murder/suicide.
"Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said a mother and her son were found dead in a home on 305 Longview Street after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
"Johnson said it appears the 39-year-old male shot his mother.
"Johnson said a UPS truck driver making a delivery found what appeared to be a suicide note on the door and called police, who entered the home and found the bodies. Johnson said both had been shot with a semiautomatic pistol.
"Cynthia Brundidge lives across the streeet. She said she was shocked and saddened after finding out what happened. She said the two kept to themselves most of the time but were friendly.
"`Basically the only thing I knew is she went to work everyday and then her son went to dialysis everyday. I never really had a chance to talk to her but I did talk to the son one day just for a couple minutes just chit chat,` said Brundidge.
"Police have not released the names of the victims.
"The bodies have been sent to Huntsville for autopsies."