Gwinnett County Police have identified the body of the woman found in Gwinnett Place Mall’s food court on Dec. 21.

On Wednesday, the Gwinnett Medical Examiner identified the body as 19-year-old Lawrenceville resident Silling A. Man. On Jan. 2, police urged the public to help identify the victim and sorted through tips before identifying Man.

Man previously had been reported as a missing adult on Oct. 8 by a family member before returning home. Two days later she was removed from missing persons before disappearing again.

Following her disappearance, no additional missing persons report was filed, according to police.

According to the police report, Man’s family did not have any contact with her following her second disappearance on Oct. 10.

Detectives say Man had visited Perimeter Mall around Nov. 20 to pick up her last paycheck and was a student at Georgia State University, although her status as a student was unknown.

The Medical Examiner’s Officer has not ruled the case as a homicide as details are still being investigated. At the time Man was found her body was described as “being in an advance state of decomposition,” according to the incident report filed on Dec. 21.

Officials believe that Man was dead two week prior to being found at the Duluth mall.

A detective is looking into Silling’s activities and acquaintances leading up to her death. If anyone has any information about her from mid-October to mid-December, they are asked to call Gwinnett detectives at 770 513-5300.

I graduated from Brookwood High School and Georgia Southern University with a degree in Journalism. I cover news and education for the largest school system in the state of Georgia.

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