23-year-old arrested after 77-year-old woman found stabbed to death in Buckhead garage – WSB-TV Channel 2
ATLANTA – A man is currently in custody accused of murdering A 77-year-old woman who was found stabbed to death in your own home on the weekend.
Eleanor Bowles was found dead in the garage of her Buckhead gated community home on Pace West Terrace on Saturday.
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Police say they believe Bowles was at her home at 11:30 a.m. when Antonio Brown, 23, broke in and tried to steal her 2021 Lexus RS350. She is believed to have interrupted the robbery and was stabbed and killed.
Brown is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail on charges of murder, aggravated battery, elder abuse, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony and carjacking. Channel 2 requested a booking photo of him.
Investigators say Brown entered the gated complex, but it’s unclear how he got past security. The car was tracked down and found in Dekalb County.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said at a news conference Monday night that Brown was spotted by a citizen who then called police, leading to his capture.
“The son came home to visit his mother for the holidays,” Deputy Chief Charles Hampton said. “This is not the way a family should spend their holiday season grieving and grieving the death of a loved one.”
Business also said Channel 2’s Larry Spruillhave had incidents with Brown.
“Yes, we know, but it’s still under investigation as far as the meetings we had with him prior to this incident,” Hampton said.
Friends and family members of the Bowles have also created a GoFundMe, all funds raised go directly to the Atlanta Humane Societyan organization she loved.
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At the same press conference on Monday night, Dickens announced that a third teenager, a A 16-year-old from Clayton Countywas arrested for the murders of 12-year-old Zion Charles and 15-year-old Cameron Jackson near Atlantic Station last month.
Last week, Atlanta police reported this 15- and 16-year-olds who attended Atlanta Public Schools were arrested for the murders.
Dickens said he will not tolerate such crimes in metro Atlanta.
“Let me be very clear to those who would want to commit crimes in our community, if you pull out a gun or a knife to harm someone in our city, you will be arrested and sent to prison,” Dickens said.
Dickens said part of what helped them track down the two suspects was surveillance cameras around the city.
Eleanor’s family and friends said the arrest brought some comfort, but her friend Annette Loper said they had lost such a great woman.
“She was just one of the most wonderful people you could ask for. Devoted to her sons and granddaughters.”
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