PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A mother made a frightening discovery when she went to check on her 15-year-old daughter in their apartment Tuesday morning in Peachtree City.
Someone had killed her. Police are now searching for her killer.
Police have classified the teen’s death as a homicide and said she sustained a head injury.
Channel 2′s Tom Jones was at the Greens at Braelinn apartments, where police said the girl’s mother woke up to find her dead in her bed around 6 a.m.
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Police said the incident is isolated to one unit and that there is no threat to the public. They did not say how they think the girl’s killer or killers got in.
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NewsChopper 2 was over the scene, where there were several officers and crime scene tape strung up across one building. A large area of the woods was also taped off.
“We do have a significant wood line area around it where people may have traveled before or after the incident,” police said.
Jones also watched officers bringing bags of evidence out of the teen’s apartment.
Police did not release the victim’s identity. It’s unclear if police have identified any potential suspects. There were two other people inside the apartment at the time of the murder, police said.
The murder has also left those who live nearby shaken up.
“I’m just uneasy,” said a 17-year-old girl who didn’t want her full name used. She lives in the building next to where the teen was killed. She says she broke down when she heard what happened.
“It’s just really scary. It’s close to my age,” she said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation.
Police said they are hoping the medical examiner’s examination will reveal the teen’s cause of death.
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