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East Point Police say they no longer have a person of interest in teen's death

Authorities say they have identified the girl in question.

EAST POINT, Ga. — UPDATE: East Point Police have identified the woman they pointed to as a person of interest and no longer believe she's involved in the case. They are continuing to investigate. 

Original story below.

East Point Police are calling on the public's help to identify a young woman named a person of interest in a death investigation case surrounding a teenage girl.

For nearly a month, investigators have been trying to piece together what happened to a teenage girl found beaten to death and left partially nude on the front lawn of a home along Ben Hill Road. Police found the body on Feb. 12.

On Wednesday, detectives with the East Point Police Department announced they had new developments on the case, releasing a photo of a young female they've deemed a person of interest.

Police said the photo was taken from the victim's cell phone which was found in the empty home where the girl was found dead.

She is described as having a tattoo across her chest that seemingly reads "Blessed," or something similar. Police clarified she is a person they would like to speak to, and that they have not made any arrests in the case.

For nearly a month, investigators have been trying to piece together what happened to a teenage girl found beaten to death and left partially nude on the front lawn of a home along Ben Hill Road. Police found the body on Feb. 12.

Authorities have released two sketches of the young female since Feb.15, noting the victim's freckles, a necklace with "2005" on it and an anklet with the word "Wixked." Officers believe she was around 14 to 17 years old. She was Black, 5-feet 2-inches tall, about 100 pounds, with short, dark hair that was recently dyed blonde. Her body was half-naked. Police said an autopsy report shows the young girl died from blunt force trauma.

Credit: Provided by East Point Police Dept.
Sketches of Unidentified Teen

Detectives said they have received hundreds of tips in the case but still welcome potentially new clues. Anyone with information on this case is asked to please contact 404-559-6300 or email police@eastpointcity.org.

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