Kidnapping Suspect Found Dead After Standoff

January 31, 2023
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The News: A 10-year-old girl was kidnapped from the 3100 block of Buford Highway in Brookhaven on Monday. The suspect was driving a black BMW.

What We Know: Brookhaven Police Officers initially responded to a report of a kidnapping attempt against an adult female victim, but were informed that a 10-year-old girl was missing.

The police were able to find the suspect’s car using license plate readers and identified Evan Michael Sieli as the registered owner of the black BMW.

After obtaining warrants for kidnapping and aggravated assault with the intent to rape, the police requested the assistance of the Gwinnett County Police Department to serve the arrest warrants.

Sieli was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Suspect: Evan Michael Sieli, was 31 years old and from Sugar Hill. According to police, Sieli was armed with a rifle when he was found dead.

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