GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have determined that the man whose body was found near an apartment complex on Sunday was murdered.
The body of 26-year-old Darinel Martinez Lopez was found in a wooded area of the Bella Vista Apartments on Satellite Boulevard in unincorporated Duluth, a little more than a day after he was last seen.
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Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said an autopsy determined Lopez died of blunt force trauma. His death was ruled a homicide.
Lopez lived at The Falls at Gwinnett Place apartment complex, which is adjacent to the property where his body was found.
Anyone with information in the victim's death is asked to call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS or crimestoppersatlanta.org.