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Hunt continues for woman's killer

LAWRENCEVILLE - Authorities were tight-lipped Wednesday about the murder of 60-year-old Eva Kay Wenal, killed in her Duluth home a week ago.

Police found Wenal's body covered in blood last Thursday evening in her Sugarloaf Springs subdivision home. Her husband, prominent shopping center developer Harold "Hal" Wenal, had discovered the body when he came home from work, police said.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Illana Spellman said Wednesday investigators continue to work leads in the case.

Chief Forensic Investigator Ted Bailey declined to comment on exactly how the woman was killed.

"It could jeopardize the investigation," Bailey said.

Harold Wenal, 72, owns Sugar Hill-based Flexxon Operating Ltd., the company behind shopping centers such as the Village Shoppes of Sugarloaf and the Village Shoppes of Flowery Branch.

Flexxon representatives did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Family members held a funeral service for Wenal on Tuesday at Bill Head funeral home in Duluth. She was buried in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, a funeral home representative said.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the incident to call the Gwinnett police homicide unit at 770-513-5300.