Robert Cook, 52, was staying with his ex-wife, Judy Clay, 60, in Loganville when the two fought and Cook strangled her with an electrical cord, said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman.
Authorities found Cook's body first, however. Greene County sheriff's deputies found Cook's remains Jan. 9 and asked Walton County deputies to notify his ex-wife, said Walton County Capt. Chris Cannon.
When deputies arrived at Clay's Walton County home about noon, they found her body inside, Cannon said.
Both deaths still are under investigation, and deputies are waiting on complete autopsy reports, he said.
Investigators don't know whether Cook took his own life on purpose or died accidentally, but he did take some drugs and alcohol, Cannon said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Clay family.