Suspect in Fatal Shooting of 5 Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Police believe victims were related to suspect's wife.

— -- A man who was suspected of killing five people Friday was found dead in his northeastern Georgia home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Andy Shedd said the body of Wayne Anthony Hawes was recovered by authorities after midnight Saturday. Police found Hawes after a pair of shootings left three women and two men dead in homes about half a mile from each other.

Investigators believe some of the victims were related to the suspect's wife, said Shedd.