DeKalb County police announced Saturday evening that at 9:30 a.m. officers responded to the 1500 block of Planters Row in reference to a person dead call. The victim, Shirley Merritt, was found dead in what appears to be an isolated, domestic related incident, police said.
The suspect has been identified as her son Richard Merritt, 44. Police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said there is an active murder warrant for Merritt’s arrest.