Mother, 3 young children found stabbed to death at Georgia apartments

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is currently investigating after four people were found stabbed to death at an apartment complex Wednesday night.

Muscogee County coroner Buddy Bryan confirms a 29-year-old mother Jerriciah Spellman and her three children were killed at the scene near 20th Avenue and Cusseta Road. The children reportedly range in age from less than a year old to 3-years-old.

It is not yet clear what events led to the incident at the Elizabeth Canty Apartment Complex, but authorities say the victims were all found stabbed to death and lying on a mattress sometime Wednesday evening.

Columbus Police Department homicide and detective units are gathered at the scene investigating.

A section of Cusseta Road has been blocked off and officials are asking citizens to avoid the area at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with News Leader 9 for the latest update.

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