Woman found dead after police say she was kidnapped in southeast Atlanta

Police say a woman in her 20s is dead after she was kidnapped from the Chosewood Park area early Friday morning.

Atlanta police said they got a call about a possible kidnapping around 5 a.m. on Burroughs Street. The 911 caller said a woman had been forced into a vehicle.

Police said the kidnapping happened near her home.

Around 6 a.m., police got a report of shots fired in the area of Lakewood Avenue and Terrace Way.

Police found the woman dead around 10 a.m. Police have not released her identity or details on how she was killed.

Investigators say Demarcus Brinkley has been identified as a person of interest and taken into custody in Griffin, Georgia. on traffic charges after a chase.

The Georgia State Patrol said they were called to help Griffin Police and Atlanta Police detectives who were pursuing a possible murder suspect. They said the chase ended when Brinkley hit a car on Hill St. at Quilly St. in Griffin.

Brinkley and the driver of the other car were both injured and flown via LifeFlight to Atlanta Medical Center.

A witness to the crash posted video of the aftermath on Facebook:

At this time, Atlanta Police say they have not filed any charges related to the kidnapping or murder, but they believe Brinkley may be involved.

“We believe this person detained may be significantly involved in both of these crimes, the kidnapping and the homicide,” APD Assistant Chief Charles Hampton said.

Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes was in southeast Atlanta, where police were investigating two crime scenes. One is the place where the victim was kidnapped. The other is where her body was dumped, less than two miles away.

Friends told Fernandes the victim was shot to death, but police have not yet confirmed that information.

Channel 2 Action News has received numerous tips about this case. Social media posts identified the woman as a bartender in Midtown.

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