DeKalb County police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a creek near a high school.

Woman found dead in creek near DeKalb high school 

A man walking with his young children found a woman dead in a DeKalb County creek near Redan High School, police said.

Police responded to the 4900 block of Fieldgreen Drive about 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, according to a DeKalb police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The man told authorities he was walking in the woods with his children, ages 2, 3 and 4. One of them had to use the restroom. That’s when the man found the woman fully clothed and face down in the creek, which is about 3 feet deep, police said. She had been shot. 

The woman was later identified by the DeKalb medical examiner’s office as 25-year-old Tekeila Calloway. 


Neighbors told Channel 2 Action News they heard gunshots the night before, but thought nothing of it. 

No other details were released. 

— Staff writer Lauren Foreman contributed to this article.

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