JEFFERSONVILLE — Autopsies on the teenage couple found shot to death inside a car in Jeffersonville confirmed suspicions of a murder-suicide, officials said Thursday.
The bodies of 19-year-old Alexia Danielle Jackson and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Knickolus Bernard Jones, were found early Wednesday morning inside his white Honda Accord parked behind the baseball field at Twiggs County High School. Jones’ body was in the front passenger seat, and Jackson’s body in the rear passenger seat, Twiggs County Coroner Harold Reece said. A pistol was found in the rear floorboard.
Autopsies performed Thursday “came back pretty much like we thought,” Reece said. “Both victims died from contact gunshot wounds to the head. Mr. Jones is going to be ruled a homicide, and Miss Jackson’s is going to be ruled a suicide.”
Toxicology reports are pending.
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The couple had been dating about two years and were attending the same college, Twiggs County Chief Deputy James Faulk said.
“Everybody on both sides of the family is just really in a state of shock over it,” he said
Jones graduated from Twiggs County High School in 2015. Jackson has a Macon address, but it was unclear where she went to school.
The couple left Jones’ parents house about 10 p.m. Tuesday, his family told the coroner. Surveillance footage at the high school shows the car about 10:30 p.m.
“His family stated they were playing video games, playing, laughing and talking, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary,” Reece said. “He left to take her home.”
Jackson’s car was found in Macon at Middle Georgia State University, but Faulk said it is unclear when it was parked there. So far, investigators have found no signs of a troubled relationship or other possible motives.
“We do not have any positive indications as to why,” Faulk said. “Everything is just speculation.”