Manhunt underway for slaying suspect

Thomas Jesse Lee
Police believe 26-year-old Thomas Jesse Lee is responsible for the murder of five people found dead near La Grange.

LA GRANGE, Geor. (WXIA) Georgia authorities are searching for a man wanted for murder in deaths of five people whose bodies were found at a La Grange home late Saturday night.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office was asked to conduct a welfare check at the home in the 100 block of Woodstream Trail at about 10 p.m., when the bodies were found.

Inside the house were the bodies of four females and one male. The victims were identified as 69-year-old William Burtron, 68-year-old Sheila Burton, 33-year-old Christie Lee, 18-year-old Iiaonna Green and 16-year-old Bailey Burton.

According to police, four of the victims had been shot to death.

Investigators said they were looking for the husband of one Christie Lee – Thomas Jesse Lee, 26 – who they said was staying at the home.

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