18-year-old woman found dead in burning car in East Point

An 18-year-old woman was found dead in her burning car in South Fulton County last week, and police are looking for a man who tried to use her debit card three hours later.

Tayla Torres was found deceased near the intersection of Connally Court and Connally Drive, and her mother, Pearlie Haynes, told Channel 2 Action News she’s livid with whoever killed her only daughter.

An 18-year-old woman was found dead inside a burning car in East Point last Wednesday.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

“I hope your momma tell on you because if you were gone, your momma would be feeling the same pain I’m feeling now,” Haynes said. “I want you to see my face. I want you to know how much I loved my daughter.”

East Point police told Channel 2 someone tried to use Torres’ debit card at the BB&T bank in the Camp Creek Marketplace mere hours after her death. Surveillance images from the bank show the man police are searching for along with the distinctive shoes he was wearing.

East Point police are searching for this man, who used the debit card of the deceased 18-year-old hours after he death. Police also said the man was wearing these shoes.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

The news station also obtained video of a white sedan that police believe dropped the man off at the bank. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Point police at 404-559-6200.

Tipsters can also contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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