published Friday, June 8th, 2012

Rifle recovered in Gordon County, Ga., double homicide

Officers have recovered a .22-caliber rifle believed to have been used in the deaths of a mother and daughter in Gordon County, Ga.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents said that the gun was discovered in one of the vehicles driven by Douglas Parker, 54, and Janet Parker, 54. Douglas Parker has been charged with killing his mother, Edna Sue Fields, 71, and his sister Becky Wade, 45, in Ranger, Ga., on June 1. The pair were arrested in separate instances the following day in Cherokee County, N.C., on trafficking heroin or opium and since have been taken to the Gordon County Jail.

Janet Parker also faces a charge of theft after officers found stolen items from Fields' house in her car.

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