As of Monday, August 6, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Skeletal remains of an unidentified female were found and recovered Sunday afternoon in Lawrenceville.
At approximately 1 p.m., residents near 1414 Azalea Drive in Lawrenceville reported finding the remains of a person in a creek bed in the wooded area behind a house.
The Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit documented the scene and recovered the skeletal remains. Detectives are treating this as a "suspicious death" investigation, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith.
"(The body is) estimated to have been there for a least a few months, but less than a year," he said.
Upon examination, the remains are believed to be those of a black female between the ages of 16 and 30. A T-shirt was found on the deceased from a memorial event for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 2008. The shirt reads:
"BELOVED COMMUNITY MARCH, MEMPHIS, TN
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In remembrance there is life
A night of storytelling
1968 -- 2008
"I Have A Dream"
National Civil Rights Museum"
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Gwinnett Police detectives at 770-513-5300.
Location of discovery