Police: Stolen car of Sandy Springs murder victim found in Chamblee

Police recovered Kay Thomasson's 2012 black Kia Sorento in Chamblee on Saturday. The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled that Thomasson died after being stabbed in the back of the neck.
Police recovered Kay Thomasson's 2012 black Kia Sorento in Chamblee on Saturday. The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled that Thomasson died after being stabbed in the back of the neck.

Police have located the missing car belonging to the victim of last week's homicide in Sandy Springs.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled that Kay Thomasson, 71, was stabbed in the back of her neck at her home on Old Woodbine Road during the “early morning hours” of June 27. She was discovered by a family member after she missed an appointment.

Police found Thomasson’s 2012 black Kia Sorento on Saturday morning in Chamblee, at the Azalea Place apartment complex on Chamblee-Dunwoody Way, about five miles from Thomasson’s home.

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Sam Worsham with the Sandy Springs Police Department said that detectives believe that Thomasson’s killer stole the car from the scene. He did not say if the car was damaged or if anything was left inside.

“Detectives are still working on the case and following up on leads,” Worsham said.

Sandy Springs police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward.

Detectives are still unsure of a motive.

According to online property records, Thomasson had been living in the home since 1975. A neighbor told Channel 2 Action News that Thomasson lived alone.

This is the second homicide in Sandy Springs this year and the fourth since 2016.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Sandy Springs Police Department or CrimeStoppers of Metro Atlanta 404-577-8477.

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Channel 2??€™s Mike Petchenik spent the day Thursday at the home along Woodbine Road as crime scene investigators scoured for any clues in the case.

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