Police add murder charge after Roswell man arrested in suspicious death

Malik Anwar Grant
Malik Anwar Grant

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are now seeking a murder charge against a Roswell man arrested Wednesday morning in connection with his roommate’s suspicious death.

Roswell police put out a lookout for Malik Anwar Grant, 23, just after 1 a.m. and took him into custody within the hour. He was initially wanted on a charge of concealing a death.

The victim was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside an apartment in the 2100 block of Jasmine Parkway. Officers responding to a 911 call about 4 p.m. found “blood and other suspicious items in the apartment,” Roswell police spokesman Lt. Noah Caplan said.

The manner in which the body was found classified the case as a suspicious death, Caplan said. Grant, the victim’s roommate, was quickly identified as a suspect.

Grant was tracked Wednesday morning to a motel in Roswell and arrested. He is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond after waiving his first appearance hearing Thursday morning.

Grant is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5.

The victim is not being named at this point in the investigation, Caplan said. Her identity has not been confirmed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Channel 2's Tony Thomas reports.

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