Missing airport worker identified as body found in Yellow River

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Authorities in Newton County said they have identified the body of the young lady found in the Yellow River last weekend.

Officials said Friday a fisherman found the body of 23-year-old Shanequa Quanee Sullivan, of Atlanta, Saturday about a quarter mile south of Rocky Plains Road.

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"I am devastated," Sylesta Seabrum, Sullivan's grandmother said. "I am numb. I am mad as hell."

Sullivan's grandmother said she didn't hear the news over the weekend about a body found in the river.

"An officer called me Thursday and told me it was my granddaughter," Seabrum said.

Sullivan, who worked on the staff of ABM Janitorial Services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for about a year, was reported missing Feb. 4. When her shift ended that day, co-workers said she got on MARTA and never returned.

According to Sullivan's family, Sullivan never got on MARTA.

"Surveillance cameras captured the whole thing," Seabrum said. "She went to get on train but her breeze card was out of credits."

What happened next is what investigators and the family are desperately working to find out.

"The airport has to have more cameras," Seabrum said. "Did she get on a donkey? Did she get in a car? Did she walk?"

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Family and friends had been canvassing the area around the airport for weeks for any sign.

The Newton County Sheriffs’ Office said the cause and manner of her death have not yet been determined.

"Whoever did this, you didn't have to kill her," Seabrum said. "She didn't deserve to die like that. She didn't deserve to be dumped in a river. We will get justice."

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have seen in that area that day to call 678-898-0658 or 678-898-0506.