- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Decatur police say an autopsy confirms that a woman found dead behind a building in downtown Decatur died of a gunshot wound.

Sgt. Jennifer S. Ross tells WSB-TV that investigators are following up on every potential lead to try and find a motive and the person who killed 44-year-old Karen Pearce of Smyrna.

Pearce was a hairstylist at True Hair Salon & Spa in Marietta.

A police report states that Pearce had left a restaurant in the downtown Decatur area Saturday night. Shortly after that, witnesses reported hearing a gunshot.

Karen Pearce’s parents told WITN-TV that their daughter is from Kinston, North Carolina, and moved to metro Atlanta about a decade ago.


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