Joya Chester, 45. (Credit: Fulton County Police Department)

Woman dies a week after being found with head injury; suspect at large

Authorities are looking for a man accused of giving a woman a critical head injury that led to her death a week later, Fulton County police said. 

Joya Chester, 45, was found with a head injury Aug. 3 inside a home on White City Road in College Park, Fulton County police Cpl. Maureen Smith said. Chester died Aug. 11 at Grady Memorial Hospital as a result of her injuries. 

Police said Chester met with the suspect inside the home. 

The suspect was last seen driving a light blue two-door Mercedes Benz coupe, possibly a CLK model, authorities said. He is described as being 6-foot-1 and has his hair styled in medium-lenght twists. The only facial hair he is thought to have is a small goatee. 

Police said the man is known to frequent the Roosevelt Highway and White City Road areas. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Fulton County police at 404-613-6600. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by calling Crime Stoppers at  404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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