A Georgia grandfather came home from working a night shift to find his wife, son and granddaughter dead from blunt force trauma with their bodies “scattered throughout the house,” FOX5 reported.
The victims were identified as Gloria Short, her son Caleb, 17, and her 10-year-old granddaughter Geonia Lindsey. Gloria Short was identified as being in her 50s.
“It’s a brutal death,” Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told the Ledger-Enquirer. “It’s a horrible situation. It’s out of the ordinary for us to run across a triple homicide like this.”
Robert Short came home from his job as a nurse around 8 a.m. on Monday to find his family massacred, authorities said. The north Columbus home’s garage door was open when Robert arrived and two vehicles were missing. Both were later recovered, police said.
Detectives have provided scant details but Bryan told the Ledger-Enquirer that bloody footprints were found at the scene.
The bodies were only removed from the home late Monday night. Autopsies were scheduled for Wednesday, Bryan told the Ledger-Enquirer.
Gloria Short’s brother, Teddy Kindred, said his sister was a “good mother” who loved her kids and grandkids.
“I am lost really, without words, because I never thought anything like this would happen to her,” Kindred told FOX5. “She didn’t deserve it because she was a God-fearing woman and she worked hard for everything she had.”