Fearing the worst, Martinez carried a picture of her brother to officers at the scene. It was him.
An autopsy confirmed Lopez had been beaten to death, Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett police said Wednesday. But investigators have few details about what happened to Lopez.
“In fact, we don’t have any information on the whereabouts of our victims for the 27 hours he was gone,” Smith said.
Anyone with information on the death is asked to contact Gwinnett police at 770-513-5000.