Two teenagers were found dead behind a Publix grocery store on Woodstock Road in Roswell, Georgia early Monday.
The victims are identified as Natalie Henderson, 17, of Roswell and Carter Davis, 17, of Woodstock, GA.
The bodies were found by a delivery truck driver shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, WSB-TV reports.
Police believe the teens were in the area between 2 and 3 a.m. Two cars found at the crime scene are part of the investigation, MyAJC reports.
The deaths are being investigated as homicides. Both teens suffered severe head trauma.
Investigators are reviewing surveillance video footage from businesses in the area.
Police do no believe a drug transaction was involved.
Henderson was a student at Roswell high school and Davis was set to begin his senior year at River Ridge High School.
The teens met years ago when they volunteered at a local homeless shelter.
River Ridge High School released a statement describing Carter as an energetic athlete and student "who was known as a friend to all. He always came to class in a good mood and with a smile on his face. He excelled in the classroom and was always willing to help out classmates."
Carter played lacrosse and football in high school. Henderson was a cheerleader.
Publix released the following statement on Monday:
"The Publix family sends our thoughts and prayers to the families of the those affected by this loss of life. Unfortunately we can not comment on anything further because this is an open investigation. Thanks for the opportunity to share our condolences."