DeKalb County

Mother says she learned her daughter was dead by watching doorbell camera

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have identified the man accused of killing his girlfriend in front of her kids.

The mother of the victim told Channel 2′s Tom Jones that she found out her daughter was dead after she looked at her doorbell video.

Now, the family is pleading with the public to help find their loved one’s killer.

The family told Jones that it was Derricka Body’s boyfriend who killed her inside her mother’s apartment.

Regina Scott said she returned home Friday night and knew something seemed off. Her door on Evans Mill Road was unlocked and her daughter and her three kids weren’t there.

“I seen all the lights on, and I didn’t see anybody,” Scott said.

That’s when she began checking her video doorbell camera.

“I was sitting on my back checking my camera and I was going through it. Then I seen everybody running in. Then I seen the police. Then I seen them bringing a body out,” Scott said.


The body belonged to her 31-year-old daughter, Derricka.

Scott said on the video you hear her frightened 12-year-old granddaughter describing how her mother’s boyfriend, Christopher Harvey, shot Body as she and her 5-year-old brother watched.

The grandmother said Harvey knows he is wrong.

“He know it. He took my baby. He shot her dead in front of the kids,” Scott said.

Derricka’s father, Derrick Body, said it makes no sense.

“Why would he do that to my daughter? I don’t understand,” he said. “That was my angel. My baby girl. She would give you the shirt off her back.”

The family said Harvey drove off in their daughter’s car and took her phone. The told Jones he has answered her texts from her friends as if nothing happened.

“I want him locked up. I want him behind bars quickly,” Scott said.

“He needs to turn himself in, real quick, fast and in a hurry,” Body said.

The family said Harvey left here in a Black KIA Sol. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the police.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses. If you would like to donate, CLICK HERE.


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