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GBI, Cordele authorities investigate fatal shooting

CORDELE, Ga. — Investigators are talking to people in a Cordele neighborhood regarding the whereabouts of two individuals of interest who might know something about the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old woman over the weekend.

Trebor Randle, assistant special agent in charge for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office in Americus, said the agency was called in at around 1 a.m. on Monday at the request of the Cordele Police Department to assist in a murder investigation after the woman had been found shot at her residence at 510 W. 23rd Ave.

The victim has been identified as Cynthia Curtis, who would have celebrated her 39th birthday on Saturday, Randle said.

Currently, the death is being treated as a homicide. An autopsy is set to take place today at the GBI crime lab in Macon.

When Curtis was found just after midnight, it was evident that she had been shot at least twice, Randle said.

As of Tuesday morning, no suspects had been identified, but a Housing Authority surveillance camera did capture an image of two males. Randle said authorities are currently trying to identify the men by taking the footage around the neighborhood in search of someone who might recognize them.

“We don’t consider them suspects, but we do want them for questioning,” Randle said.

Randle said authorities believe robbery might have been the motive for the shooting, although the investigation is still ongoing. There was another armed robbery reported in the city within a couple of hours after the homicide, but officials do not believe at this point that the two incidents are connected, Randle said.

Those with more information relating to Curtis’ death are encouraged to call Cordele police or the GBI office in Americus.