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Sheriff releases identities of two dead in apparent murder-suicide
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Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson has released the identify of two individuals who died Wednesday in a possible murder-suicide. 

Johnson said Thursday that the deceased have been identified as husband and wife Ralph Mathews, 58, and Stacy Mathews, 53, both of Dawsonville.

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating the deaths and Johnson said the case is still open and active. 

The Dawson County 911 center received a call at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 2 regarding a shooting that occurred inside a residence on Crane Road in Dawson County, and upon arrival, deputies located two deceased persons. 

The story will be updated.