State News

July 8, 2013

East Point police officer found dead in home

EAST POINT — An East Point police officer has been found dead in her home.

Police identified the officer Monday as 32-year-old Cpl. Crystal A. Parker. She was a seven-year veteran of the force and was the 2012 Officer of the Year for the department.

Mayor Earnestine Pittman says the officer had been off duty when she was found in her south Fulton County home shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators told WXIA-TV that the body was discovered after someone called police and asked them to check on the officer because she could not be reached.

A neighbor told WSB-TV that the officer’s home had been broken into a couple of weeks ago. The neighbor, Destiny Jones, said the officer worked security for Club Central in East Point during her off time.

 

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