Officials received a 911 call from the man’s brother at 5:45 a.m. and police were dispatched to the apartment complex at 3145 Ridge Road, off Marietta Highway near Univeter Road, according to authorities. Once at the scene, police found the three bodies near the entrance to one of the two bedrooms of the apartment, Canton Police Lt. German Rivas said.
Police said Christopher E. Conley, 30, his girlfriend Minnie Carr, 25, and 4-year-old Casey Noah Conley all died from apparent gunshot wounds. There was a carbine rifle located in the room next to where the bodies were found, police said. Officials believe it was the weapon used, though they cannot say for certain without further investigation.
Christopher Conley’s brother told police that his brother and Carr were having financial problems and were set to move out of the apartment Friday or Saturday, Rivas said. Police spokeswoman Candy Worthy said they were being evicted, according to the magistrate’s office.
Worthy said Christopher Conley was said to be working at a Chinese restaurant at exit 14 in Canton, inside the Publix shopping center, but she said police have not been able to confirm that. Worthy said the couple had been living in the apartment for at least two years.
Rivas said police were called out to the location last year after the boyfriend had locked himself in the bathroom and threatened to hurt himself, Rivas said.
Late Friday, the bodies were being sent to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta for autopsies.