Ozark Couple Found Dead In Georgia Ahead Of Divorce Court Date

Courtesy: Ledger-Enquirer

COLUMBUS, Georgia (KFSM) — A domestic situation turned deadly Tuesday morning as a couple going through a divorce were found dead in the backyard of a Lyn Drive home in north Columbus.

Lora Gilbert, 26, and her husband, Jeffrey Gilbert, 25, were found dead of gunshot wounds in the backyard, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said. It was uncertain how long they have been dead, but Lora Gilbert’s last known contact was just before 5 p.m. Monday.

“Apparently, he shot her and then shot himself,” Bryan said.

The families of both of the deceased have been notified, Bryan said. Both bodies were sent to Atlanta for autopsies, the coroner said.

The coroner said evidence confirms Jeffrey shot Lora before turning the gun on himself.

While investigators may not know exactly what prompted the shooting, they do know Jeffrey bought the .45 caliber pistol used in the incident just hours before, according to the coroner.

The coroner also confirmed that Jeffrey suffered a bomb injury while he was serving in the Army. He was reportedly discharged due to a traumatic brain injury from the event and also suffered from PTSD.

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