Atlanta police secure warrants for suspect connected to kidnapping, killing woman


Atlanta police said homicide investigators were able to establish probable cause and secured arrest warrants for a suspect involved in the kidnapping and murder of 27-year-old Mariam Abdulrab.

Investigators said they received a call around 5 a.m. Friday morning about a possible kidnapping on Burroughs Street. The 911 caller told police that a woman was forced into a vehicle. 

Abdulrab’s body was found near Lakewood Avenue several hours later.

Investigators previously detained Demarcus Brinkley as a person of interest in the kidnapping. Brinkley was taken into custody in Griffin, Georgia Friday on traffic charges after leading police on a high-speed chase.

The pursuit ended when Brinkley collided with another vehicle, police said.

Brinkley was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of the injuries he suffered during the crash. Police said Sunday that Brinkley remains in stable condition. 

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Brinkley will be transported to the Fulton County Jail once he is released from the hospital. 

An investigation continues.

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