Ga. probes earlier death after body found in well

By GREG BLUESTEIN | August 2, 2011 | 10:15 AM EDT

In this undated photo released by the Barrow County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office, James Morris Lynn Jr. is shown. Authorities who charged Lynn with killing his third wife are now looking into the death of his first wife in 1990. Lynn is charged with killing his third wife Tonya Faye Lynn, and her body was discovered in a remote northeast Georgia well on Friday, July 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Barrow County Sheriff's Office)

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities who charged a Georgia man with killing his third wife are now re-examining the shooting death of his first spouse in 1990.

James Lynn Jr. is charged with killing Tonya Faye Lynn, whose body was discovered in a well in north Georgia on Friday.

Agent Jim Fullington from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday authorities are now doing a "preliminary review" of the death of Lynn's first wife, Julie Johnson Lynn. He says the probe will determine whether authorities will reopen the case.

Julie Lynn died in 1990 from a single gunshot wound to her head, and medical examiners ruled her death a suicide.

James Lynn's second wife divorced him.