Monday, December 6, 2010

Dunwoody PD release a sketch of a suspect wanted in the double murder on Peeler Rd.

The Dunwoody Police Department continues to investigate the tragic deaths of Roger and Dorothy Abbott who were murdered in their home on July 1, 2010. The Dekalb County Fire Department responded to a fire at their home on Peeler Rd and their bodies were subsequently discovered. Detectives with the Dunwoody Police Department have worked tirelessly on the case since the beginning. The department has worked closely with other agencies, including the ATF, Sandy Springs Police Department, FBI and GBI in our efforts to catch the person or persons responsible for this crime.

At this time, there is no evidence which suggests this crime was random. Instead, the evidence gathered suggests the victim’s may have known the suspect or suspects. During the course of this investigation, Detectives collected and processed evidence, followed leads and conducted interviews. A witness was located who saw a white male between the ages of 40-45, sandy red to brown hair, slim to medium build, average height wearing a light colored T-shirt, walking in the front yard of the Abbott's home the morning of the murders. A sketch of the suspect was developed. The sketch is above.

At this time, we have identified a person of interest in this case. Because of the sensitive nature of this investigation, we are not naming this person of interest at this time. However, we are moving forward with our investigation and will continue to work toward arresting the suspect or suspects responsible.

We recognize the reluctance of witnesses, particularly ones associated with a Homicide investigation, to come forward. Witnesses may be reluctant to come forward for a variety of reasons. They may be apprehensive, may not want anyone to know they spoke to the police or just may not want to get involved. As a result, the Dunwoody Police Department acquired “TipSoft”, a web based program for citizen’s to leave anonymous tips On-Line, or through text messaging via their cell phone. The program is available by accessing our web-site, and click on “SUBMIT A CRIME TIP”. You may also access “TipSoft” through If you submit a tip on-line, you will be provided your own unique identification number so you can check the status of your tip at a later time. If you plan to submit a tip with your cell phone, you will text “DPDTIPS and your message” to 274637(CRIMES). Once you send the message, you will receive a confirmation text.

Once a tip is submitted, it will automatically be sent to the Dunwoody Police. These tips are confidential, encrypted, and completely anonymous. The technology routes all messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they reach the police. The program also allows an encrypted, two-way dialogue between the tipster and the police.

Do not submit any emergency tips on-line. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
We believe that unknown person or persons have information about this case which could help us solve it. We ask that this person or persons come forward and contact our department immediately by calling us or contact us anonymously through our web tip or text tip program.

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