A 14-year-old Therrell High School student is accused of killing his grandmother Friday morning in southwest Atlanta. And police said the 76-year-old woman appeared to have been stabbed multiple times, but they are waiting on an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.
So far, police said they have not established a motive for the murder and it’s not yet been determined if the teen, whose name has not been released, will be charged as an adult.
The victim, identified by media reports as Mary Price, is the mother of an Atlanta police officer. But it’s unclear how the suspect is related to the officer, though police said he is not the officer’s son.
Price was found dead inside her home after the teen showed up at school wearing bloodied clothes, according to Atlanta police.
The teen spoke to school resource officers and the information they gathered led police to the victim and suspect’s home in the 1600 block of Fairburn Road, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said. Police have not released the details on what the boy said, but officers responded to the home knowing that the victim was in some type of distress.
“When we arrived we discovered an elderly female that was deceased from multiple injuries,” Lyon said.
Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the injuries were most likely some type of stab wounds, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police declined to comment on whether a possible murder weapon was found.
“An autopsy will need to be completed for the exact cause of death to be determined,” Lyon said.
As the investigation progressed, detectives determined that the victim’s 14-year-old grandson was involved and he was taken into custody and charged with murder, Lyon said.
The teen was arrested around 9:30 a.m., Lyon said. He declined to comment on whether police have had any prior involvement with the home.