Georgia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman whose body was found at Gwinnett Place Mall shortly before Christmas.
WSB-TV reported that the unidentified Asian woman was found in a vacant vendor area in the food court of the Duluth mall on December 21 at around 11 a.m. A maintenance worker was conducting a routine inspection of the unit when he discovered the restaurant’s door was locked. He then climbed over the counter the unit and spotted the woman’s body in a back room.
“There’s a lot of unanswered questions, at this point, that we need help in determining what happened to this young lady so we can provide her and her loved ones as much help as possible,” Gwinnett County police Corporal Wilbert Rundles told WSB Radio.
At this time, police are not investigating the woman’s death as a criminal homicide. However, authorities haven’t revealed a cause of death nor how long they believe the body was there before it was discovered.
“The main goal is to identify her and then begin looking into her past, people she associated with and the timeline leading up to the discovery of her body,” police spokeswoman Michele Pihera told the Gwinnett Daily Post, adding that there were no signs of trauma on the woman’s body.
Police said the unidentified woman is between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs about 100 pounds. WSB Radio reported that she was wearing a mesh-style jumpsuit and black tennis shoes were found next to her body.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has released a composite sketch in hopes of identifying the unknown woman.
“It’s very likely that a family is out there wondering about the whereabouts of their missing loved one,” Pihera said.
“Though this may not be the outcome they may have been hoping for, we still feel it’s important to bring them closure, as heartbreaking as it is.”
Anyone with information about this unsolved case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
[Featured Image: Jane Doe/Georgia Bureau of Investigations]