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GBI: Autopsy says man killed girlfriend, then himself at Eastman healthcare center

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said they're investigating a murder-suicide involving two employees who were in a relationship at Eastman Healthcare and Rehab.

EASTMAN, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting deaths of two people at an Eastman healthcare center Sunday afternoon.

GBI Special Agent in Charge for Region 12 Lindsey Wilkes said it happened at Eastman Healthcare and Rehab on Chester Highway.

Wilkes said investigators identified the deceased as 36-year-old Tina Austin of Eastman and 25-year-old Charlie Barnes, Jr. of Sandersville. 

Wilkes said they were both employees at the healthcare center and in a relationship.

Both were killed by a gunshot, and they're investigating it along with the Dodge County Sheriff's Office as a murder-suicide, she said.

Austin was working at the healthcare center at the time, but Barnes was not, according to Wilkes. 

Results from an autopsy performed on Tuesday show that Barnes shot and killed Austin, and then killed himself, according to a release from the GBI.

The Eastman Healthcare and Rehab website said the facility is for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. It said many of their staff members have been with them for more than 15 years.

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