DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The search for Millicent Williams, a missing 78-year-old grandmother, continued over the weekend as her grandson faces murder and other charges in connection with her disappearance.
Gregory Anthony Williams, 37, was arrested Thursday afternoon after they found him in his grandmother's stolen vehicle. He faces charges of murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and theft by taking.
Millicent Williams was last seen Monday at her Brookgreen Point home in DeKalb County, and she was reported missing after her family hadn’t heard from her.
Officers responded to Ms. Williams’ home Thursday morning, where they were greeted by worried family members. Police said she wasn’t inside the home, and there were signs of a struggle. Homicide detectives then responded to the scene.
"We saw some signs of a struggle at the scene so that raised our suspicion and that forced us to act." said Captain J.A. Lewis, with the DeKalb County Police Department.
Witnesses told police they saw Gregory Williams pulling out of the neighborhood in his grandmother's car, a 2014 silver Toyota Corolla.
Police spotted the vehicle just before 1 p.m. Thursday and followed it to the Kroger parking lot located in the 4900 block of Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur, which isn't far from Ms. Williams' home. Investigators said when Mr. Williams got out of his grandmother's vehicle, he was taken into custody.
Next door neighbor Louis Waller told FOX 5 News Mr. Williams was a military veteran who over the years showed strange behavior.
"In the driveway, yelling on his knees, praying, things of that nature," said Waller.
Two dozen officers and a search dog spent the day looking for Ms. Williams around Flat Shoals Park and her home.
"Our biggest goal right now is to talk to the suspect and try to see if he knows her whereabouts," said
Police continue to search for Millicent Williams, who's described as having gray hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the DeKalb County Police Department.
Her circle of family and friends are hoping for the best.
"Of course everybody wants her to come home safely, we're a pretty tight knit community," said neighbor Lakerah Barr.