A year has passed since the killing of an elderly Dunwoody couple and police still are searching for the man responsible.
Details and a sketch of a man Dunwoody Police call a “person of interest” in the killings of Roger and Dorothy Abbott has been released. The Abbotts’ bodies were found in their home on July 1, 2010, by firefighters. Police said that a fire was set to cover up the deaths. The Abbotts both were 82 when they were killed.
The person of interest is a White male, 40-45 years old with sandy brown or red hair, according to information released by Dunwoody Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Carlson. Police said he is of average height and no taller than six feet, with a slim to medium build. According to a statement, this person has information that could help police solve the case.
Crime Stoppers of Atlanta has issued a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the Abbotts’ deaths.
Firefighters were called to the Abbotts’ home on Peeler Road in Dunwoody last year when a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the home. Firefighters determined that the Abbotts had been killed prior to setting of the fire.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Sgt. Gary Cortellino of the Dunwoody Police Department at (678) 382-6908 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips also can be made at www.dunwoodypolice.com or www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.