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Mother, three young children found stabbed to death at Columbus, Ga. apartments

UPDATE: Victims ID’d in gruesome quadruple homicide at Columbus apartment home, suspect arrestedThe scene at the Elizabeth Canty Apartment Complex on Wednesday night.

The scene at the Elizabeth Canty Apartment Complex on Wednesday night



COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is currently investigating after four people were found stabbed to death at an apartment complex Wednesday night.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms 29-year-old mother, Jerrica Spellman, and her three young children were killed at the scene near 20th Avenue and Cusseta Road. The children reportedly range in age from less than a year old to 3-years-old.

It is not yet clear what events led to the incident at the Elizabeth Canty Apartment Complex but Bryan says the victims were all found stabbed to death at the South Columbus scene sometime Wednesday evening.

Major Hawk with the Columbus Police Department says they were first tipped off to the incident earlier in the day at a separate location. They then came to the Canty Apartment home to discover the gruesome scene.

“Officers received information to come into this area concerning possible individuals being deceased. Upon arrival they (officers) did find four individuals that are deceased.”

At this time, Police say they are searching for a person of interest but have not yet named any suspects in the quadruple homicide.

Columbus Police Department Homicide and Detective units are gathered at the scene investigating now and say they will be late into the night. They are also asking anyone with any relevant information to please call 911 or the Columbus Police Department.



COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The victims in a gruesome quadruple homicide in Columbus have been identified, including children aged between 1-month-old to 3-years-old.

27-year-old Travane Brandon Jackson has been taken into custody and charged with four counts of family violence - murder.

The victims were identified as 29-year-old Jerrica Spellman and her three children, 3-year-old King Jackson, 1-year-old Kensley Jackson and 1-month-old Kristen Jackson.

CPD is working to confirm Jackson’s relationship to the three children killed, but he is believed to be their father.

The children reportedly range in age from less than a year old to 3-years-old.

Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time


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