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Police seek person of interest in beating death at DeKalb motel

DeKalb County police have a person of interest in a deadly beating at a motel. But investigators don’t know his name or location. 

Early Thursday, a 35-year-old man was allegedly in an altercation with the person of interest, according to Lt. Lonzy Robertson. About 6 a.m., officers were called to the United Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive on a report of a fight. 

“Right now, we don’t know why the victim and the suspect got in some kind of physical altercation,” Robertson said Thursday. 

The 35-year-old, whose name was not released Friday, was found unconscious and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

The person of interest left the motel and got on a MARTA bus, according to police.

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The alleged attacker is about 5-foot-10 and 250 pounds, bald, has a beard and was wearing a camouflage shirt with black pants, police said. Anyone with knowledge of his name or whereabouts is asked to called the DeKalb police homicide unit at 770-724-7850. 

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