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Hall Sheriff's Office identifies those found dead outside North Hall barber shop
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Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators work a crime scene Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Whelchel Barber Shop on Thompson Bridge Road. - photo by Scott Rogers

Update: Two people found dead outside a North Hall barber shop were identified Wednesday, April 28, as Kevin Anthony Lacey, 59, and Janice Ruth Dye, 52. Authorities said Lacey and Dye were in a relationship.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said investigators believe Lacey shot Dye with a handgun before shooting himself.

“Investigators recovered a handgun from the car and a note, believed to be from the couple,” Booth said.

Investigators believe the deaths happened between Monday, April 26, and Tuesday morning, Booth said.


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Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators work a crime scene Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Whelchel Barber Shop on Thompson Bridge Road. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators work a crime scene Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Whelchel Barber Shop on Thompson Bridge Road. - photo by Scott Rogers

Previous story: Two people are dead in a double shooting that the Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating as an assisted suicide and suicide, according to the sheriff's office.

A man and a woman, who were in a relationship, were found dead Tuesday afternoon in a car parked outside a business on Thompson Bridge Road near its intersection with Mount Vernon Road, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Deputies said they received a call at 1:30 p.m. April 27 from an employee who spotted the dead couple in the car outside Whelchel Barber Shop.

The name and ages of the two people have not been made public.