The woman's body was found near an Atlanta school

Death of woman found via ‘Find My Friends’ app ruled a homicide

A day after the “Find My Friends” iPhone app led authorities to a woman’s body near a southwest Atlanta charter school, her death has been ruled a homicide.

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Lanecia Nelson, 24, of Atlanta, was shot in the head, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.

Police discovered her body about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday on a wooded trail a few feet from the school and behind a senior living community.

A woman’s body was found a few feet from Atlanta Heights Charter School and behind the Martin House at Adamsville Place senior living community. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The discovery happened after Nelson’s boyfriend used the “Find My Friends” app to do precisely what the app’s name implies.

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It led him to an area near Atlanta Heights Charter School on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where he spotted some of Nelson’s clothing and flagged down a uniformed officer. 

Atlanta police used police dogs to find Nelson’s body, Officer Donald Hannah told The AJC.

Atlanta police are investigating after a woman's body was found Wednesday near Atlanta Heights Charter School.
Photo: ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

“Our homicide unit is working to gather and explore all possible leads,” he said.

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