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Tuesday night death at Heidt home ruled suicide
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Investigators said foul play does not appear to be involved in the death of a man discovered at the home of a woman who has been charged in connection with a double homicide.

Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents responded to the Ebenezer Road home of Robin Heidt around 9 p.m. Tuesday night on the report of a possible suicide. Deputies found the body of 34-year-old John Henry Rast on the property.

Sheriff’s investigators and GBI agents conducted a criminal investigation into the death, which is routine in all unattended deaths, said ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor. The body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah where an autopsy was conducted. 

Robin Heidt has been charged with tampering with a witness in the case involving Craig Heidt. Craig Heidt is awaiting trial for shooting deaths of his father, noted local realtor and developer Philip Heidt, and his brother, Carey Heidt.