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Agents search Heidts office for clues
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Effingham County Sheriff’s investigators and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents have interviewed more than 120 people as they continue to try to unravel the mystery of why two men were shot and killed and a woman was wounded nearly two weeks ago.

Linda Heidt remains hospitalized at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, more than a week after she was wounded in an attack that left her husband Philip and son Carey dead at their Springfield-Egypt Road home on Aug. 25. Linda Heidt made the call to 911 to report a shooting.

No arrests have been made, and more than a dozen investigators and agents have been working on the case since shortly after Linda Heidt’s phone call at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 25.

“We are aggressively and thoroughly pursuing leads in this case,” Effingham Sheriff’s Detective David Ehsanipoor said Thursday afternoon.

Detectives and GBI agents also executed a search warrant at Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty, where Philip Heidt was associate broker and Carey Heidt was a realtor, on Wednesday afternoon. Approximately a half-dozen detectives and agents spent nearly three hours at the office.

“We were looking for any evidence pertaining to the deaths of Philip and Carey Heidt,” Ehsanipoor said.

Authorities have revealed very little about the case or about the investigation and did not disclose what they were looking for at the real estate office nor what they may have taken for further investigation. Linda Heidt’s condition also remains guarded.

Funeral services for Philip and Carey Heidt were held Monday before an overflow crowd at First Baptist Church of Springfield. The Heidts, members of Bethel Lutheran Church, were buried in the church cemetery.