The Latest: Suspect in teen deaths held in city jail for now


ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of two teenagers whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in suburban Atlanta (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

Police say a man accused of killing two teenagers whose bodies were found behind a grocery store in Atlanta’s suburbs is still being held in a city jail, but will be transferred to a larger jail at some point.

Roswell police said Thursday morning that 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood would be moved from their lockup to the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, but they won’t say when due to “safety seasons.”

Hazelwood was arrested Wednesday on two counts of murder in the Monday slayings of Carter Davis and Natalie Henderson. The teens, both 17, were shot once in the head.

Roswell police Det. Zachary Frommer said Thursday police won’t discuss any motive, nor will they comment on the relationship, if any, between Hazelwood and the teens.

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11 a.m.

Authorities say a celebration of life service has been scheduled for the 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in what police say was a double homicide behind a grocery store in the Atlanta suburbs.

Crowell Brothers Funeral Home says the service for Carter Davis of Woodstock, Georgia, was planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin In The Fields Episcopal Church near the northeast edge of Atlanta.

Roswell police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood on Wednesday on two counts of murder in the Monday deaths of Davis and 17-year-old Natalie Henderson. Both were found Monday with single gunshot wounds to their heads.

Police have not released a motive in the killings.

H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Directors says a memorial service for Henderson is planned at 10 a.m. Friday at Roswell Presbyterian Church.

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7:30 a.m.

A service has been scheduled for one of two teenagers found shot to death behind a grocery store in an Atlanta suburb.

H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Directors says a memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. Friday at Roswell Presbyterian Church for 17-year-old Natalie Henderson.

Roswell police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood on Wednesday on two counts of murder in the deaths of Henderson and 17-year-old Carter Davis. Both were found Monday with single gunshot wounds to their heads.

Police have not released a motive in the deaths.

Henderson would have been a senior this year at Roswell High School.

Davis, who lived in Rapid City, South Dakota, during part of his high school years, was about to start his senior year at River Ridge High School in Woodstock.

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