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UPDATE: Suspect in custody in Cleveland double homicide charged

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UPDATE: The suspect in a Cleveland double homicide that left a woman and her five-year-old son dead was taken into custody in Rutherford County.

Ross Anderson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Police say that both victims had multiple injuries that were considered to be consistent with gunshot wounds.

When found by police, they determined that the victims had been dead less than 24 hours.


 PREVIOUS STORY: A double homicide in Cleveland Monday is under investigation.

Police say 30-year-old Rachel Johnson and her 5-year-old son were found dead in a home on Hillview Drive NW off Mouse Creek Road.

The discovery was made during a welfare check requested by a coworker around 1:15 Monday afternoon.

Police say 31-year-old Ross Anderson is in their custody with charges pending.

Cleveland Police Chief Mark Gibson says the the toughest part for many of those piecing together what happened is working an investigation that involves the death of a child. Many, like Gibson, are fathers and parents themselves. 

"It has a big impact, but we want to be as thorough as we can and we have a specific job to do and we have to separate that emotion from the job that we have ahead of us," Gibson added. 

Investigators believe this is the result of a domestic situation.

The investigation interrupted the commute home for those living in the neighborhood as officers required ID from anyone living near the crime scene. 

"We never have any problems around here, ever. This is the quietest neighborhood I've ever lived in. There's a lot of older people that live around here and we all know each other," Angela Kelley, who lives nearby, said. 

Several agencies were on the scene, including Cleveland police, Bradley County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney, and the Medical Examiner.

Stay with Channel 3 on-air and online for updates to this story.

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