Police searching for attacker in brutal beating of 2 women

CLARKSTON, Ga. — Police are searching for the person who brutally beat two women inside their DeKalb County home.

Clarkston police tell Channel 2's Rikki Klaus that Friday morning, two women were getting ready for work in their Market Street home when a man knocked on the door asking if they needed any work done around the house.

They declined, and he left.

Police said when one of the women returned home that afternoon, the man was hiding inside and brutally beat her.


Investigators said her roommate happened to come home during the assault and the attacker turned his attention to her. Both women were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Clarkston Police Sgt. Jason Elliott said a stranger-on-stranger crime is rare in Clarkston.

“It’s one of the more personal, horrendous crimes I’ve dealt with,” Sgt. Jason Elliot said. “Who would expect to come home and have someone waiting in their house for them?”

Clarkston police said they were initially searching for a person of interest, but after talking with that person, they ruled him out in the crime.

Klaus learned the crime has women even more terrified because Clarkston police say he left with their car and house keys.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Clarkston police at 404-292-6495.