The victim was identified as Toni Abad, 58, of Fairburn, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said the area where the body was found — situated near a shopping center and a few apartment complexes — doesn’t typically have violent crime.
“It’s been known to have some crime like burglaries or an occasional suspicious vehicle call,” Smith said, “but nothing I would say of a grand magnitude.”
Employees at a nearby Publix said the victim was a coworker, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Last month, police responded to a body found inside a home on Live Oak Trail in south Fulton County.
No other details were released about Friday’s case.
Know what's really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC's crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.
In other news: