DeKalb County police say this man is a person of interest after a woman was strangled to death in a hotel room.

Woman strangled to death at DeKalb hotel, 'person of interest' sought

DeKalb County police on Wednesday released photos of a "person of interest" being sought after a woman was reportedly strangled to death.

Ashley Mays, 20, whose identity eluded authorities for days, was found last Friday morning at the Quality Inn & Suites at 5300 Snapfinger Park Drive. She was a Lithonia resident.

After the death was determined to be from strangulation, homicide detectives released images of the man, shown in surveillance camera photos, as well as a vehicle.

"Anyone with information on the identity of the person pictured is urged to contact Crime Stoppers," Maj. Stephen Fore of DeKalb County police said in a news release. 

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Tips can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Even anonymous tipsters can be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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