Gwinnett County

Police need help identifying woman found dead inside mall

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The Gwinnett County police department is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman found dead inside of a mall.

The body of the unidentified Asian woman was found in a vacant vendor space in the food court of Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth on Dec. 21.

A maintenance worker said he was doing a routine inspection of the unit and that the side door to the restaurant was locked. He climbed over the counter to inspect the space. The woman’s body was found in the back room.


"There was no way for any passerby to identify the body. Her body was in a back room and it wasn't until the security guard walked into the vacant lot where he found the body," Gwinnett police Cpl. Michele Pihera.

Police said there were no signs of trauma.

Police need help identifying this woman found inside mall 

Detectives are trying to figure out how the woman ended up inside the restaurant. They said there is no evidence she worked at the mall.

Police said it's possible she was squatting there.

The woman is believed to have been between 20-30 years old, 5 feet tall and weighing about 100 pounds.

Police said this case is not considered a criminal homicide.

They said they are cross-referencing missing persons reports.