Thursday, October 18, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH - George Florez uprooted from New Jersey about a month ago, attracted to Gwinnett County by its rolling landscape and his nearby employment as a power-washer.
He came for tranquility. He didn't bargain for a crime scene in his apartment complex.
"It's been very quiet. Nothing wild," said Florez, 29. "My wife loves it here. It's beautiful. This is the first time I've heard about something like this."
Gwinnett police believe Florez's neighborhood, the sprawling Idlewylde Apartments in Duluth, was the site of a murder/suicide Wednesday morning that left a man and woman dead.
Police responded to an apartment in the complex at 10:38 a.m. to find the man and woman dead of apparent gunshot wounds, said Gwinnett County Police Department spokesperson Officer Judson Clark. Idlewylde is located at 1435 Boggs Road.
Police have not released the identity of either person as the investigation continues. Clark could not comment on the scenario surrounding the death, the weapon used or the specific apartment where the bodies were found.
"The incident is still under investigation," Clark said.
Idlewylde management declined comment Wednesday.
Gwinnett police went to the apartment complex after someone who worked with the deceased man told police he did not report to work or answer phone calls Wednesday.
The caller also reported that the man "and his companion (have) recently been experiencing difficulty in their relationship," Clark said in a release. "(The caller) was deeply concerned."