Police ID possible witness in Gwinnett murder

4:37 AM, Aug 8, 2013   |    comments
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DULUTH, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police would like to speak with a woman who may be a witness in a recent homicide case.

The woman was spotted on surveillance video with murder victim Darinel Martinez Lopez, who body was found July 28 in a wooded area near the Bella Vista Apartments in unincorporated Duluth. Investigators said he died of blunt force trauma.

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The video was taken at around 7:30 p.m. July 27 at a restaurant at the intersection of Satellite Boulevard and Liddell Road. It shows the victim and the possible witness entering the restaurant at around the same time.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said investigators believe the woman was driving a black car, possibly an SUV, and may have been experiencing car trouble.

Anyone who can identify the woman or has information about Lopez's death is asked to call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300.

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