ATLANTA - Investigators said they had to use facial reconstruction to try to identify a woman killed last week in northwest Atlanta.
Atlanta Police released a photo of that reconstruction completed by a NCMEC Forensic Artist. The victim was found dead in the area of 1700 block of Hortense Place NW last Thursday morning.
Police describe the victim as between 16 and 22 years old with short straight black hair, brown eyes, a medium build, about 5’7” in height, and weighed about 179 pounds.
The victim was wearing a black nylon Adidas warm-up jacket, a blue and white striped shirt, black denim jeans, multi-colored socks, and pink Nike flip-flops.
A red flora scarf was found underneath the woman’s body and may have been worn over her head. Her earlobes were pierced twice.
Investigators said the woman had multiple scars on her left thigh and a scar on her left ankle.
Last Thursday, residents in the Grove Park neighborhood reported hearing rapid gunfire around 5:30 a.m. The woman’s body was not discovered until after the sun came up.
Investigators said they have no motive or suspects.
Anyone with information that can help in the investigation should call the Atlanta Police Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235.