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Remains of elderly person could be connected to missing person from senior care home

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FLOWERY BRANCH, GA (CBS46) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working to find out if the recent skeletal remains found in a field are from a care home were a person was previously reported missing.

On Sunday, a man searching for Native American artifacts discovered the body. The body was located in a wooded area near the home where Monica Duffie, 42, and her son Crayg Dykes, 24 were taken into custody.

Following the discovery, police issued a search warrant at their home at 6604 Misty Springs Lane.

“The elderly were really nice,” Ashley Wood said. Wood lives across the street from the home where Hall County deputies and Flowery Branch police served a search warrant. Three elderly men and one elderly woman were taken into state custody.

Wood said she felt uneasy about the new neighbors when they arrived in December 2014.

“They would always stare at me,” Wood said.

Wood became even more suspicious when she started seeing more and more people coming to the home and a lot of elderly people out front.

“One man would rack the leaves every single day,” Wood said. Another man she said, “Would talk to themselves a lot, talk to the birds. It was obvious he had some mental disabilities.”

Flowery Branch Police Chief David Spillers released a statement that read in part:

Please be advised the Hall County Sheriff's Office is also a participant in this investigation. They have furnished invaluable assistance from the beginning but the investigation is now being lead by the GBI due to their experience in dealing with cases involving the exploitation of our States seniors. Please be further advised that Legacy Link in Oakwood, GA and the States Adult Protective Services are providing on-going assistance in this case.

Duffie faces charges of possession of a schedule IV drug and financial card fraud, while Dykes faces charges of tampering with evidence, false statements and obstruction.  More serious charges could be filed, according to police.

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