78-year-old man found dead, grandson and girlfriend charged

5:46 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
(Cobb County Jail)
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MABLETON, Ga. -- A young Cobb County couple was charged with the murder of a 78-year-old Lilburn man Tuesday evening. 

According to Cobb County Police, 78-year-old Edward Smith was reported missing by family members on May 5. Authorities said neither Smith nor his truck had been seen by his family since May 2. 

Authorities located Smith dead inside his truck in south Cobb County. Smith's 30-year-old grandson Casey Collins and Collins' 23-year-old girlfriend Sarah Cook have been charged with his death. 

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Cobb County authorities will conduct an autopsy to determine how Smith died. 

Collins and Cook are being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. They have been charged with one count each of felony murder.

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