UPDATE: Man and woman found dead in the backyard of Lyn Drive home

Crime Watch

Lt. Greg Touchberry confirms a man and woman were found dead in the backyard of the home they once shared on Lyn Drive.

Officials say 25-year-old Jeffrey Gilbert and 24-year-old Lora Gilbert were due in divorce court Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and did not show up.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News 3 Jeffrey’s mother called for a welfare check because she hadn’t seen or spoken to him since around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Bryan also says the couple had two young children, ages 7 and 4, but neither were in the house at the time of the shootings. Jeffrey had recently moved out to Arkansas during the divorce, which is where the children are currently attending school.

Police say they are looking into reports that Lora and Jeffrey were having a volatile divorce.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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