(Nancy was a leader in the movement to stop CPS abuses. Let us pray for her loved ones during this terrible tragedy. She was the mother of four sons and a daughter and had 13 grandchildren.)
Former Ga. Lawmaker, Husband Found Dead
HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) - The bodies of former state senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband, Bruce were found Friday at their Habersham County home. Both had been shot.
The announcement was made around 7:30 p.m. Friday on the floor of the Georgia General Assembly.
Six GBI agents were at the home investigating at the request of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Department.
The preliminary investigation is looking at the case as a murder-suicide, but Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesperson John Bankhead did not have further details.
"Preliminarily, it looks like a murder-suicide," said Bankhead.
Schaefer, 73, was a former Atlanta mayoral candidate, as well as a two-term state senator who represented the 50th District.
Schaefer left the general assembly after losing a north Georgia Republican runoff in 2008.
Schaefer founded Family Concerns, Inc. in 1986. The non-profit foundation focused on opposition to abortion and gay marriage and fought for the public display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings.
State Rep. Rick Austin announced Schaefer’s death to a packed House chamber Friday night and led lawmakers in a moment of silence.
“Nancy Schaefer was a great lady, and she served Georgia and her constituents with honor and grace,” Austin, a Republican from Demorest, said.