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'I just lost my mind': Man accused of killing 2 Georgia women makes chilling 911 call


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DALTON, Ga. (CIRCA via WTVC) — A man suspected of murdering two Georgia women this week made a chilling confession when he called 911.

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two women were found dead inside a home early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Scott Chitwood says the man who called 911 about the incident, Michael Brandon Townsend, is considered a suspect in the case.

The incident happened at 234 Tanglewood Drive in Dalton, Georgia.

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Deputies arriving on the scene found two women dead, apparently from several blunt-force trauma injuries, along with "suspected stabs/cut wounds to their body," according to a news release.

Townsend is now in custody. Chitwood says he is currently cooperating with the sheriff's office. He's charged with two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of aggravated battery.

Circa news partner WTVC-TV obtained a recording of Townsend's 911 call, in which he said, "I'm unarmed and I'm not irate. I lost my mind earlier."

He told dispatchers he had choked both women.

The dispatcher asked, "Are [the victims] related to you somehow?" Townsend responded, "No, ma'am, but they're like my family."

She asked him, "What made you want to hurt them?" He replied, "Honestly I can't event remember what she said ... she said something to me and I just lost my mind."

Residents say they didn't hear sirens or signs of struggle, but woke up to the news that two of their neighbors had been killed.

"I was shocked, I mean, like, really I didn't believe it," said Tanglewood Drive resident Judy Castilo. "It’s so quiet and something like that happened so close to us, it’s scary."

The two women weren't the only victims. According to the Whitfield County Animal Supporters' Facebook page, the deceased women's dog was also badly beaten.

"It makes me feel sad," said Janice Farlett, a longtime Tanglewood Drive resident. "I feel sad for that dog. It just breaks your heart."

Neighbors say the women loved walking their dog up and down the street, adding that it’ll be sad to not see their familiar faces again.

"Well, it'll be hard tonight, but it'll be harder tonight because I'll have that on my mind," said Farlett.


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