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DA: ‘No sign of violence’ at Savannah residence where two men found dead

Matt Stowe, attorney general for the 24th Judicial District, said Monday night there was “no sign of violence” at a Savannah residence where two local men were found dead Sunday.
City police responded and authorities identified the deceased in a house in the 300 block of Shell Street as Julius Cherry, 64, and Jeffrey Lumpkin, 42, both of Savannah.
Stowe said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was “called in immediately to lend their expertise to the investigation. It is unusual when two people die in the same home at the same time.”
As to what might have caused the deaths, he said, “It presents as a possible drug overdose, but we’ve gone over the scene with a fine-toothed comb to make sure we don’t miss anything.”
The matter remains under investigation and autopsy results are pending, Stowe said.
Anyone with information that could help in this investigation is asked to call 800-TBI-FIND.

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