Man says bloody body fell out of broken down car in Gwinnett



GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County police say they have a 35-year-old man in custody and say he will likely be charged with felony murder in the suspicious death of a 62-year-old woman.

Police were called to a Dacula house on Evergreen Eve Crossing Saturday afternoon by the grandfather of a child who lives in the home.

Channel 2's Liz Artz spoke to Jeremiah Vantroostenberghe who says he witnessed the discovery of a dead woman and was questioned by police for hours Saturday.

He told Artz it appeared the woman died in her car, where there was a large amount of blood. Vantroostenberghe says he unknowingly stepped into the middle of a murder mystery after his friend Wolf Griffin called him over to do work on the car. He told police Griffin admitted to him that he killed the woman.

Vantroostenberghe says he helped Griffin push the broken down car into the garage and that's when the woman's body fell out. He said he couldn't tell how she died.

Gwinnett police said the victim has been identified as 62-year-old Peggie Robinson, of Gainesville. At the time of her death Robinson was acting as a third party intermediary and had just dropped off Griffin's child at the incident location on Evergreen Eve Crossing when she was suddenly attacked for unapparent reasons. Although it was clear that the suspect and victim knew each other, motive has not been determined.

Vantyroostenberghe doesn't know their relationship for certain either. He says several years ago Griffin was having trouble with the mother of his child.
He said it was very scary. He said he ran the three miles to his home after the discovery.

Police say their investigation is developing and they will release information accordingly.

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