Savannah Police officer and his wife stabbed to death on Wilmington Island

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The Chatham County Police Department is continuing its investigation into an early morning double homicide on Wilmington Island involving a Savannah Police officer and his wife.

"Police were called to a home on Palmetto Bay Cove around 6:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018," police report.

"Upon arrival, they found a deceased male inside a home. Next door, they found a deceased female. Both victims appeared to have been stabbed," police say.

The victims have been identified as a Savannah Police Department officer and his wife. The names of the victims are currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"While at the scene, police confronted a 16 year old juvenile who resided with the victims, and is believed to be a relative of the female victim. The juvenile has been taken in for questioning, and investigators say there is no threat to the public at this time," police say.



The ongoing investigation into the facts and circumstances of the crime is continuing.
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