Regional Roundup: Love Triangle Ends in Murder-Suicide, Marine Dies of Mysterious Injuries and Winder Highway Repairs Delayed

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.


-- Loganville-Grayson Patch

GCPD officers responded to a call for a person hit by a vehicle at 3802 Satellite Blvd. in unincorporated Duluth Tuesday. The report of gunshots quickly changed the dynamics and several back-up officers were called. An off-duty police officer reported he had arrived to find the assailant, Sylvia Junn 44, standing near two bodies, a male and a female. She was armed with a gun and reportedly refused to disarm. She then shot herself in the head. One of the victims was her husband, Charles Junn, 45.  The other victim, a 51-year-old female, was able to be transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Her identity is being withheld. 

According to Cpl. Jake Smith of GCPD, all three worked in the same office at the incident location. The two victims were thought to have had an affair in the past.


– Acworth Patch

Zach Gamble, a 34-year-old Marine from Acworth who survived two tours of duty in Iraq, died Sunday afternoon from severe head injuries suffered under mysterious circumstances two weeks earlier, according to the Cobb County Police Department.

A taxi driver reported hitting Gamble early in the morning March 25 at an apartment complex at 2935 Old Concord Rd. in Smyrna. Authorities found Gamble unresponsive in the parking lot.

Police said Gamble's most serious injuries were not caused by the car accident, according to WSB-TV. His family has told media that Gamble was severely beaten, likely in an attack from behind.

Police learned that Gamble was at a party at the complex March 24, and a verbal altercation took place outside.

Gamble was transported to  with traumatic head injuries and never regained consciousness. He was taken off life support Sunday afternoon.


-- Dacula Patch

Due to ongoing environmental cleanup, planned repairs to Winder Highway in Dacula have been delayed until next week.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) advises motorists to avoid the stretch of Winder Highway damaged .

The accident, which occurred just north of Highway 316, resulted in Winder Highway being closed for several hours while crews worked to contain leaking fuel and remove the overturned tanker from the roadway. The accident also caused damage to the roadway. According to the GDOT, the pooled gasoline dissolved the roadway topping and much of the smaller aggregate was washed away during the cleanup. Engineers estimate 200 to 300 tons of asphalt will be needed to repair the roadway.

Once the environmental cleanup is completed, GDOT will remove the damaged asphalt and repave the entire roadway including the shoulders. The affected section is at least 40 feet wide and 175 feet long. 

Repair work is now scheduled for Monday, April 16.


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