Gwinnett County

Brother, sister both found shot to death on the shoulder of I-85 in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County police are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister found dead on the shoulder of I-85.

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Police responded to an unknown medical call Sunday night just before 7:30 p.m. at the I-85/985 split.

A driver told police he pulled over because he was having trouble with his car and saw two people bleeding and not breathing on the side of the highway.


Police found 23-year-old Maria Rosaria Montes Dorantes and her brother, 16-year-old Juan Angel Montes, both dead from gunshot wounds.

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There were no vehicles near the bodies.

Friends of the family set up a GoFundMe to try to raise money to send the bodies back to Mexico, where their mother lives.

Investigators with the Homicide Unit are following up on leads and seeking tips.

Anyone with any information to share in this case is asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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