The Latest: The Gwinnett Police Department has confirmed the identity of human remains found on Highway 316 on Monday as missing 16-year-old Susana Morales.
What We Know: Susana Morales was reported missing on July 26, 2022, after leaving her home in Norcross and walking to a friend’s house. She was last seen on Singleton Road near her home, and her cell phone indicated she was near Oak Loch Trace. She had not been in contact with her family or friends since that evening.
The Discovery: On Monday, a passerby called the police after spotting what they believed to be human remains in the woods near Highway 316 between Drowning Creek and the Barrow County Line. The Gwinnett Medical Examiner’s office took possession of the remains, and the police have confirmed them to be Susana’s remains.
The Investigation: The Gwinnett Police Department is investigating the manner and cause of Susana’s death. They are asking for your help with any information that could lead to a clearer understanding of what happened. The police can be contacted at 770-513-5300, and tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.stopcrimeATL.com.