Authorities ID Atlanta woman found dead by grandson

Authorities said a woman whose body was found by her 9-year-old grandson in their Atlanta apartment died by strangulation.

Julia McTure, 47, was a homicide victim, Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office investigator Mark Guilbeau said Tuesday.

Police responded about 5:40 a.m. Saturday to the apartment in the 1000 block of Hollywood Road, authorities said. The woman’s body was in the living room. Police said her grandson discovered the body.

RELATED: Child finds grandmother dead in Atlanta apartment

Homicide officers processed the scene, police said. Spokesman Donald Hannah said Tuesday that police “haven't released any updates” about the incident.

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