A woman’s body was found in a home in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood Thursday afternoon, and the Bibb County sheriff’s violent crime unit is investigating.
The 11 a.m. 911 call to 1776 First Avenue “went out as a person down,” Lt. Randy Gonzalez said from the scene, which up an embankment from the Hardeman Avenue exit just above Interstate 75.
The block was marked with crime scene tape, and clusters of people watched as investigators honed in around a blue house with a porch cluttered mattresses and other items.
Willie Frazier, 51, was walking home from working in the bus yard for the school board.
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Frazier said he didn’t know the couple who lived there, but estimated they were in their 30s.
Items on the porch, he said, had been put there in recent days.
Gonzalez said the woman’s name would be released when next-of-kin are notified.
The house is not unfamiliar to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies were called there Dec. 10 after a 31-year-old woman reportedly set fire to the house.
According to Telegraph archives, Brandy Robinson was charged with arson in the blaze, which erupted after she’d eaten breakfast at the house and left.
Aaron Whitfield, whose sister owns the house, told the Telegraph he’d made breakfast for Robinson then asked her to leave so he could clean.
A brick came through the window, and the house, built in 1910, began smoking. Robinson was booked in the Bibb County jail that afternoon.
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