GBI assists Cordele police in murder investigation
A Cordele woman in her late 30's was shot and killed inside her own home early Monday morning and officials are still trying to locate some persons of interest.
Two men were caught on street cameras leaving the area of the crime before one stopped to talk to a third man.
Police say although the men aren't labeled suspects, they believe they may have important information regarding the crime.
If you recognize these men or have any information, contact the Cordele Police Department at 229-273-3102 and press 2.
Cordele Police have opened a homicide investigation after a 38-year-old woman was shot around midnight on Monday.
Cordele Police Chief Bobby Hooper says the woman -- whose name will not be released until her children are contacted -- was found dead inside her apartment on West 23rd Avenue.
Police have enlisted the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and are currently working to locate persons of interest.
Cordele Police Detective Ketorie Sales says their city cameras captured images of one person running from the general area and another male walking away in the opposite direction. In the video, the male is stopped by another man for a minute before he leaves.
GBI Agent Trebor Randle says the most important thing right now is locating one of those two men who may have seen something or have information regarding the crime. Sales says they are not suspects at this time but are wanted for questioning.
Chief Hooper says the woman has no previous record with the police and has been described as quiet and nice. Her cousin Brenda Allen agrees saying she had a good heart and a smile that she will be remembered by.
Family members say her birthday is on Saturday and instead of planning a celebration, they're now planning a funeral.