A 31-year-old woman was killed in her Roswell apartment. The suspect is also believed to be dead

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ROSWELL — A 31-year-old Roswell woman was found dead in her apartment Sunday night. The suspect in the fatal stabbing is believed to have stepped in front of a semi-truck on I-285.

Roswell 911 received a call about an injured person at the Midwood Roswell Apartments on Mimosa Blvd. at about 10 p.m. Sunday. The initial responding officers arrived to find the victim, 31-year-old Rosa Evaristo Perez, dead inside an apartment with an apparent stab wound.


Family members had come to the home to check on Evaristo Perez’ welfare after receiving vaguely apologetic and confessional messages from a known person.

Investigators were able to quickly identify a primary suspect and immediately set out to locate them.

Roswell Investigators were then notified by the Sandy Springs Police Department about a fatal pedestrian traffic crash involving a person believed to be the same suspect. The preliminary investigation showed that the suspect exited from a parked vehicle on I-285 westbound, and intentionally stepped into the path of an oncoming semi-truck.

The identity of the deceased suspect will be released pending confirmation by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

At this time, there are not believed to be any outstanding suspects in the homicide investigation. The crash will be investigated independently by the Sandy Springs PoliceDepartment.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100. Anonymous information be provided through Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS(8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.org.

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