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Heidt made 911 call
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Authorities still aren’t giving many details or answers surrounding the fatal shooting of two Effingham County men early Monday morning, but they say progress is being made in the investigation.

Effingham County Sheriff’s Detective David Ehsanipoor also confirmed at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that Linda Heidt made the 911 call to alert authorities to the multiple shooting that claimed the lives of her husband Philip and son Carey.

“In the past 18 to 24 hours, we have made headway in this investigation,” Ehsanipoor said.

Philip Heidt, 59, had been a longtime realtor and developer in Effingham County. Carey, 32, followed in his path as a real estate agent. Both men were affiliated with Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty in Rincon.

Philip Heidt had been president of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and was on the board of directors at Citizens Bank of Effingham. His death and his son’s death have rocked the community.

“This is a horrific crime that has really shocked the community,” Ehsanipoor said. “We are working around the clock and we’re going to bring whoever was involved in this case to justice. We will continue to work until they are brought to justice.”

Ehsanipoor also declined to give any details about Linda Heidt’s call to 911 around 3:30 a.m., reporting a shooting, or what deputies saw when they arrived at the house on Springfield-Egypt Road.

“We’re not releasing anything else about the 911 call. It is crucial evidence right now,” he said.

Authorities have yet to make an arrest in the case, Ehsanipoor said.

For further details, see Friday's Effingham Herald or visit www.effinghamherald for information as it becomes available.