Woman's death in Dublin deemed 'suspicious'

Suspicious death in Laurens County

A woman was found dead in her home Monday morning, according to Investigator Brian Scarborough with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.

He says that deputies arrived at the house on Rockdale Drive in Dublin around 9:30 a.m. to find the body of 50-year-old Denise Devine.

Scarborough says Devine’s boyfriend, Mark Moriarty, was the one that called 911.

The cause of her death is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

Because her death has been labeled as 'suspicious,' her body was sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.

Neighbor Dean Clark says Devine and Moriarty moved in about three days ago.

"I heard some bumping going around over here, and the next morning, I woke up and I saw the coroner over there and police everywhere," says Clark. 

On Tuesday, her parents, Bill and Patricia Pulda, picked up the last remnants of their loved one. 

"She was a great young lady, and unfortunately we're going to miss her," says Bill Pulda.  

They both said that she will truly be missed.

"She was a good, good girl growing up in school, in college, and had a very good job at one time before she had a baby," says Patricia Pulda. "She's beautiful."

Major Stan Wright with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office wouldn't elaborate on why they are calling her death suspicious. 

"You have to make sure your evidence is covered," says Wright. 

Devine's parents says for years, their daughter battled alcohol addiction and believe it played a role her death.  

"I hope that people are seeing this or seeing this and have any type of alcohol addiction gets help, because it's a sickness and it's hard for the person to beat it on their own," says Pulda. 

Devine leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter who lives in New Jersey

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