86-year-old Marietta woman dead from gunshot at home

2:40 PM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
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  • Police investigating death of woman in Marietta call it "suspicious".
  • Police investigating death of woman in Marietta call it "suspicious".

MARIETTA, Ga. -- An 86-year-old woman was found dead in her Marietta home from a gunshot wound Tuesday morning.

Yellow tape surrounds the single-family home on Aviation Road, marking off a crime scene in what neighbors describe as a usually quiet neighborhood.

"Just opened my blinds this morning and saw all the commotion outside," said neighbor Ken Milam.

At 8:20 Tuesday morning, police were summoned to the home, where the found the woman inside.

A caretaker arriving at the home found the body of 86-year-old Juanita Calvert, and called police.

Calvert's bed-ridden husband was taken from the home on a stretcher around midday. Police said he is not a person of interest in the case, but they did confirm that Calvert died from a gunshot wound and that they are presently following leads.

"Right now, we're in the process of really working the scene and full into the investigation, and we should have more information at a later time," said Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin.

Baldwin added that the caregiver who found Calvert's body has been very cooperative with the investigation.

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