A woman was stabbed o death and her body found early Sunday morning in southwest Atlanta. Police on Monday said they have not yet determined who killed the woman or why.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman as Phyllis Frazier, 51, of Riverdale. Police said she was stabbed several times.
At 3:18 a.m. homicide investigators responded to 1454 Mims St. after getting a report of a person found stabbed to death, according to Atlanta police. Investigators said the woman was stabbed several times, but they did not release any details on what type of weapon was used or where on the body the woman was stabbed.
Michelle “Chocolate” White, a newspaper carrier for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reportedly discovered the body at 3:15 a.m. while working her route.
White told the paper that she noticed a high heel shoe in the street when she was returning to her car after delivering a newspaper. She turned on her car’s bright lights to get a better view and that’s when she saw a woman on the ground, the paper reported. The woman did not respond when she called out.
“I noticed she was lying in a pool of blood,” said White, who immediately called police. She said the victim’s pants and underwear had been pulled down.
Man Found Stabbed to Death Identified
Police are also investigating the death of an elderly man who was stabbed multiple times and his body found Friday morning on Hightower Road.
The medical examiner’s office has identified the man as William Harris, 66, of Atlanta.
Someone found his body around 6:30 a.m. at Hightower Road and St. Joseph Avenue and called 911, police said. Investigators said the man was killed in the area and they have received information that led them to believe it was not a random act.
But they are still trying to determine who killed Harris and why.