by: Ryan Young Updated:
ATLANTA - Detectives say they have new hope as they search for the person who killed a woman and dumped her body in a northwest Atlanta park.
Police have uncovered the DNA of a man who they think is linked to the death of 46-year-old Julie Meadows.
Channel 2 Action News has been following the story since police found Meadow's naked body in the trunk of her mother's car in December 2008.
"You don't ever expect anything like that. When I got the call, I couldn't cry. I was just trembling. The tears came later," Charlotte Froug, Meadow's mother, told Channel 2's Ryan Young.
Detective Vince Velazquez told Young the DNA found in the case may be connected to the crime and the trunk of the car where the victim was found. That evidence is now being processed by the GBI.
"This is a case we don't see often. She is a victim, a mother who was supposed to pick her kids up but then she was missing for two days," Velazquez said.
Froug hopes she will finally know who took her daughter from her grandchildren.
"She was a good mother and a good person. It would help in healing the sore I have in my heart," she said.
If you have information about this case call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.