Police ID woman found dead on side of I-675

The woman found dead near I-675 was positively identified as 30-year-old Cormella Thomas.
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The woman found dead near I-675 was positively identified as 30-year-old Cormella Thomas.

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Homicide investigation is underway

A woman whose body was found on the side of a Clayton County interstate Sunday afternoon, prompting a homicide investigation, has been identified.

Cormella Thomas, 30, was found on the shoulder of I-675 near the overpass for Grant Road about 10:40 a.m. after being spotted by a passing motorist, Clayton County police confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She had been shot multiple times, police said.

A sketch of the victim was released Sunday night. She was described as in her 30s with a tattoo on her collarbone that says “Reign.”

Clayton County police said Cormella Thomas was shot multiple times.
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Clayton County police said Cormella Thomas was shot multiple times.

Credit: Kelly Lawson/Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Credit: Kelly Lawson/Georgia Bureau of Investigation

In a statement, Clayton police spokeswoman Sgt. Julia Isaac said a good Samaritan had been driving down the interstate when they saw “what appeared to be a body on the side of the road.” The driver turned their car around and called police, Isaac said.

When officers arrived, they discovered the woman had been shot multiple times. The sketch was released after initial efforts to identify her were unsuccessful. Shortly after 7:30 p.m., Clayton police released a statement that Thomas had been positively identified and her next of kin informed of her death.

The homicide investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about Thomas’ death is asked to contact detectives at 770-477-3747. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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