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Woman found dead in missing man’s east Macon apartment. No charges expected

Woman’s body found in east Macon apartment

Bibb County sheriffs deputies enter the residence at Raintree Apartments on Graham Road where a woman’s body was found Tuesday morning.
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Bibb County sheriffs deputies enter the residence at Raintree Apartments on Graham Road where a woman’s body was found Tuesday morning.

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a woman’s body was discovered in an east Macon apartment Tuesday morning.

At about 11 a.m., officers were called to Building I, Unit 3, of the Raintree Apartments on Graham Road off Gray Highway.

A woman came to check on the male resident, who is a military veteran recently released from jail. She suspected something was amiss and asked for a maintenance crew to open the door and they found the body of a 62-year-old woman in the back bedroom.

Bibb County deputy coroner Lonnie Miley identified the woman as Mary Robinson.

The man’s whereabouts are unknown.

An apartment manager said they initiated eviction procedures for the man living in the unit who has not been paying rent recently.

Robinson’s cause of death is not immediately known.

“We’re investigating what we call a suspicious death,” Bibb County sheriff’s public affairs Lt. Sean DeFoe said. “We’ll process the scene itself. We’ll send the body to the crime lab. They’ll do an autopsy and that will tell us a little more about what’s going on.”

Her body was taken to the GBI crime lab in east Bibb County for the post-mortem examination Wednesday to determine how she died. The cause of death is pending toxicology results, but nothing initially pointed to homicide, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Wednesday.

Officers roped off the front and back side of the apartment building as they waited for a search warrant to be signed so they could enter the unit and examine the body and apartment.

Those who live near the couple suspected foul play as the two were known to argue.

Robinson would sit outside daily, but neighbors say they haven’t seen the woman since late October when the male resident was released from jail where he was held on theft charges.

He was heard bragging about beating the woman shortly after he was released Oct. 24, said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

Neither of them have been seen in recent days, according to neighbors.

Robinson is believed to be from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Anyone with information is urged to call for an investigator at 478-751-7500 or phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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