DeKalb County

27-year-old's body found in woods behind Dunwoody apartments

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Dunwoody police are searching for a killer after the discovery of a body in some woods. But police aren't sure if the victim was actually murdered there.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik spoke to detectives about the few clues they have in this case.

Police said they have some evidence and some "persons of interest" in the death of this man but they need the community's help to solve this case.

Neighbors along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Dunwoody are concerned about a killer on the loose.

"Very scary, yes,” one neighbor said.

Investigators said workers found 27-year-old Agustin Contrera-Pulido's body in woods back on October 5. They believe someone shot him the day before but don't know if it was there or at another location.

Neighbor Tony Blue says he'd heard rumblings about this.

"There was a lot of activity in my complex,” Blue said. “We kept seeing the police going around, asking questions and things like that."


Blue said he's unsettled to learn the rumors turned out to be true.

Neighbor Stephanie Adala said she's worried for her children.

"Now I have to be more secure with my kids, making sure things don't happen like that again here,” Adala said.

Stacy Billups said she'll be keeping an eye out for anything suspicious.

"I'm scared, but you've got to walk,” Billups said. “You've got to do what you've got to do.  You've just got to be careful."

A detective said they found money and other belongings on Contreras-Pulida so they don't believe robbery was the motivation for this murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.