North Fulton County

Reward increased to $100,000 for information about murder of Sandy Springs woman

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators are hoping new video can shed new light in the murder of a 71-year-old woman.

Sandy Springs police released video showing a man walking outside Kay Thomasson’s home on June 27.

Thomasson was stabbed in the neck inside her home, officials said.

Her car was stolen but later recovered.

Sandy Springs police increased the reward to $100,000 through Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.


Thomasson's daughter made this plea for information at a news conference Monday.

"All of us went to school here. We know this is a community that takes care of their neighbors and we're asking you now to take care of one that mattered greatly to us," said Katie Gryglas.

"We hope that someone will look at the subject in that video, see perhaps how that person walks, see what that person was wearing the night of the homicide and that might create an additional lead for investigators to work from," said Deputy Chief Keith Zgonc.

Police believe the SUV only ended up at that apartment complex after Thomasson's murder. They say they have been handing out flyers in that neighborhood off Chamblee-Dunwoody Road hoping someone will know who that person is.