Police: woman beaten, locked in closet for 36 hours

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CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Chamblee police are looking for two men after two women were viciously attacked.

The incident happened at the Gentry’s Walk apartment complex off North Peachtree Road in Chamblee. One of the victims admits she was there to have sex with a man after meeting him online, but was attacked when she got there.

“I was very scared. I didn’t want to fight him,” said the DeKalb County woman, who will not be named.

She said he was nice at first, but things quickly turned sour. She was covered in bruises during a Tuesday interview with Channel 2’s Ryan Young. Police said she was raped as well.

“(He) walked me to the door. He reached for the door. He started punching me,” she said.

She said she was forced into a closet, where she was trapped for 36 hours.

“He wrapped me up in a blanket, had me tied up by my hands,” she said.

The woman said eventually, her attacker placed her in a large, plastic bag in the back of her car before she was able to break free and run.

“I was talking to God the whole time,” she said.

But police are still looking for her attacker. Warrants have been issued for Alberto Palmer and Justin Reid, and police believe Palmer attacked another woman just days later.

“He beat them to the point where they are knocked out,” Chamblee police Sgt. Ernesto Ford said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 404-577-8477.