• Naked body of 19-year-old woman found in Atlanta park

    By: Carl Willis , Nefertiti Jaquez , Sophia Choi

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    ATLANTA - Police are trying to figure out who killed a 19-year-old woman who they believe then dumped her body at a park in Southwest Atlanta. 
     
    Friends described Bridget Shiel as beautiful, sweet and kindhearted.
     
    Shiel’s body was found Tuesday morning at Oakland City Park in southwest Atlanta.
     
    In a late afternoon news conference, homicide detectives released a picture of Shiel’s car they are looking for as well as the type of bullets used to kill the woman.
     
    Officer say the bullets are called Radically Invasive Projectiles, a.k.a. RIP bullets. 
     
    Homicide detectives told Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jáquez Tuesday that they're also at a loss as to who may have committed the crimes. 
     
    "No one knows at this point. No one in her family has been able to provide us with information that would give us a clue as to if she was having some sort of a disagreement with somebody that would rise to level of her being harmed as serious as this,” said Maj. Adam Lee with the Atlanta Police Department. 
     
    The victim's nude body was found riddled with bullets at the Oakland City Park overnight. 
    But detectives working this case say new evidence suggests she was killed somewhere else before her body was dumped there. 
     
    “She was very well manicured. Her hair and nails were done, so we're assuming at this point she was not a person living on the streets; she's someone who has a home,” Lee said.
     
    The medical examiner was able to pull the projectile bullets from Shiel's body.
     
    Police say, they're distinctive bullets not commonly used. 
     
    It's all information detectives say, the victim's mother is still trying to process. 
     
    But they're hoping by releasing this information someone will know something that can help them find Shiel's killer.

    Investigators said most of her family lives in the Washington, D.C. area. 

    “They're distraught just like anyone else would (be) and they would certainly want us to do everything we can to find who committed this awful crime,” Lee said. 
     
    Investigators are searching for the victim’s red Ford Fusion with a Georgia tag No. QAF 4531.
     
    Police said it had been spotted in the area around Northridge and Roswell roads on Saturday. 
     
    People who frequent the park told Channel 2’s Sophia Choi that they are stunned.
     
    “That's crazy, because they have kids out here, they have family events, they have cookouts and reunions,” said resident Jermetia Martin.

    Friends say Shiel was studying to reach her goal of becoming a hairstylist at the Empire Beauty School in Dunwoody.

    They also created a webpage for Shiel, describing her background and showing her during good times in her short life. 

    Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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