DeKalb County

Mother, daughter killed in home with baby inside, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a double-homicide in DeKalb County.

Police confirmed to Channel 2's Audrey Washington that a mother and daughter were found dead inside the house on in the 2000 block of Parkway Trail in Lithonia Wednesday morning.

DeKalb County police said a baby was found alive inside the home.


According to police, a family member found the mother and daughter dead with one of them in the doorway.

Family members identified the victims as Tasha Fluker, 41, and her daughter, Janazia Miles, 26.

A family friend told Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes that Fluker celebrated her birthday hours before the murder.

Wednesday afternoon, police arrested and charged Fluker's boyfriend, Michael Thornton, 40, with murder.