Co-workers find Marietta woman dead after not showing up to work

A Marietta woman was found dead in her apartment over the weekend after not showing up to work.

Samantha Woolery's co-workers told police they were worried after she didn't show up for work Sunday morning, so they decided to drive by to check on her. When they got there, they said her door was unlocked. The 42-year-old woman was lying on the floor, lifeless.

Sgt. Chuck McPhilamy said Woolery had visible cuts on her body.

Her co-workers immediately called Marietta police to the apartment complex located at 425 Williams Drive.

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425 Williams Drive in Marietta on June 16, 2024.

Police believe Woolery was attacked and killed inside her apartment overnight by someone she knew. That individual's identity will not be released until police have made an arrest.

"This is not a neighborhood that we normally have anything like this occur in. We have not had any attacks like this in the area," McPhilamy told FOX 5 Atlanta. "We don't believe that this is something that there's a random person on the loose."

Residents were disturbed to learn what happened just a few hundred feet from their own homes.

"We looked and saw homicide tape essentially at the front of the apartment complex," Resident Richard Rappa told FOX 5. "It’s definitely scary news, shocking to hear, really."

Rappa said he and his girlfriend walk the neighborhood often and have never seen any issues before this.

Woolery's cause of death has not yet been determined.

Though investigators are not sharing the name of the suspect, they said there is no threat to the public.

You can reach out to Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta if you have more information on this case and wish to remain anonymous.