Police: Suspect in Atlanta woman’s stabbing death committed suicide

A man suspected in the stabbing death of a woman in southwest Atlanta earlier this month committed suicide over the weekend in Alabama, police said.

A newspaper carrier found 51-year-old Phyllis Frazier dead along Mims Street about 3:15 a.m. June 22.

The following day, detectives secured a warrant charging Frazier’s boyfriend, Bruce Gaines, with murder, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones.

Jones said Gaines, 49, committed suicide Saturday in Anniston, Ala.

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