- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 29, 2009

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Seven people were killed and two critically injured at a mobile home located on a historic plantation in southeastern Georgia, a county spokeswoman said Saturday.

Glynn County spokeswoman Candice Temple wouldn’t say how the seven died. The county’s police chief, Matt Doering, said authorities discovered the victims when responding to a 911 call shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.

Doering said the injured were taken to an area hospital.

A police department news release said some of the victims had been tentatively identified, but it didn’t release any names or ages. The release also didn’t say whether police were looking for any suspect.

The mobile home park consists of about 100 spaces and is nestled among centuries-old live oak trees near the center of New Hope Plantation, according to the plantation’s Web site.

The 1,100 acre tract is all that remains of a Crown grant made in 1763 to Henry Laurens, who later succeeded John Hancock as president of the Continental Congress in 1777.

Laurens obtained control of the South Altamaha river lands and named it New Hope Plantation, according to the plantation’s Web site.

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