Police are investigating a suspicious death at a home in the Northwoods area of Macon.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells 13WMAZ that, around 1 a.m. Thursday, friends asked police to check on a resident in the house at 2923 General Lee Road.
Jones confirmed the body of an elderly female was discovered and the death is being described as suspicious.
Later Thursday afternoon, police spokeswoman Melanie Hofmann says they're treating her death as a homicide, until they know cause of death.
Austin Lewis, our reporter on the scene, said neighbors have identified the woman as 89-year old Christine Cook
Neighbor, Dee Stalnaker said Cook was her friend and she still can't believe that she is gone.
"I'm in shock, I am really in shock and hurt that someone could hurt an old lady, a sweet old lady, it's really sad," said Stalnaker.