Cops looking for answers after teen found dead in back room of mall food court

Authorities in Georgia have announced the identity of a woman whose remains were found last month at a mall in Duluth.

The New York Post reported that the was a sophomore at Georgia State University and had been dead for about two weeks before her body was discovered.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, a maintenance worker found the woman in a vacant room at the Gwinnett Place Mall’s food court on the morning of December 21.

Police at the time reported there were no obvious signs of trauma on the Asian woman’s body. One spokesperson said law enforcement’s “main goal” was 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.”

Investigators solicited input from the public, asking for help identifying the 5-foot, 100-pound woman estimated to have been in her 20s.

She has since been identified as Silling A. Man.

Man was last seen alive when she cashed a paycheck on Nov. 20 at another area mall.

“The case has not been ruled as a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s Office, though the circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated,” a police statement revealed.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week that 19-year-old student was reported missing Oct. 8, only to disappear two days later after returning home the first time. A subsequent missing persons report was not filed.

Gwinnett County police are asking anyone with information about Man’s whereabouts between mid-October and mid-December to contact detectives by calling 770-513-5300

[Featured image: Silling A. Man/Gwinnett County Police Department]