EAST POINT, Ga. — Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a girl found dead over the weekend in East Point.
East Point Police officers were called to 2200 Ben Hill Road on Feb. 12 in reference to a person down, a news release reads. Authorities said a neighbor was walking by and discovered the girl's body on the front lawn of an empty home.
Officers said once they arrived they found a girl believed to be in her teens on the west side of an empty house partially nude. She was later pronounced dead, according to EPPD.
After an autopsy, authorities determined the girl died from blunt force trauma. Now police need help to identify her. Authorities believe the girl is between 14 and 17 years old.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked to complete a sketch of the girl.
The sketch depicts what appears to be a girl with a gold necklace that reads 2005. She has a small afro and reddish-brown hair and a face with freckles. Police said the victim was also wearing an anklet with "Wixked" on it.
"Violent crime, in general, is what we're focused on cracking down on. We don't want anyone to be violated in our city," East Point Police Chief Shawn Buchannan said. "We do know it's a homicide. We don't know where from yet. We believe the body was dumped in our city, so what we're trying to do is just go through the process of going through all our missing persons and surrounding jurisdictions to find out whether or not we can identify this person."
Detectives said they've received dozens of pictures and calls about the case and they're working around the clock to get answers.
East Point investigators are asking if anyone recognizes the girl in the photo or has any information regarding the incident to contact police at 404-761-2177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.