Brookhaven police are looking to identify two women after a 28-year-old man was violently killed at a hotel last week.
The Courtyard by Marriott hotel cleaning staff found the body of Miguel Angel Munoz, 28, about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, officials said.
Brookhaven police spokesman Sgt. David Snively said Munoz died as a result of a “violent act that took place inside the room.” An incident report suggests he was shot.
Investigators are now looking for two women who were seen at the hotel, which is located on Executive Park Drive. Snively did not classify them as suspects, but said they are believed to have had contact with Munoz before his death.
At a press conference Tuesday, investigators showed video of the two women approaching the hotel concierge and continuing into the hotel.
The first woman, police said, has brown or dark blonde hair and a thin or medium build. The second woman has a “large or stocky build and an unknown hairstyle,” police said in a press release. The second woman told the hotel concierge that she goes by the nickname “Ghost,” Snively said.
“A death under any circumstance is tragic, but when somebody dies violently at the hand of another person, it’s all the more compounded,” Snively said. “The victim in this case was a son, he was a brother and he and his family deserve justice.”
Based on surveillance footage, investigators believe Munoz was killed between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Sept. 4, but the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office has not released the cause of death. Snively said the victim died from “violent” wounds that were not self-inflicted.
According to a police incident report released by Brookhaven police, investigators found Munoz lying on his back on the floor of the hotel room. A single shell casing was found at the base of the bed. The room was in a state of “somewhat disarray,” police wrote, with clothing and other objects knocked over and onto the floor.
Police don’t know why Munoz, who lived elsewhere in Brookhaven, was at the hotel. They believe the women entered Munoz’s room at some point, but do not know why they were at the hotel.
Anyone with information about the case or the women’s identities is asked to contact Brookhaven police. Tips can also be sent anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 404-577-8477 or submitting them online.
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