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27-year-old woman kidnapped, found dead in SE Atlanta, suspect arrested

Mariam Abdulrab
Mariam Abdulrab(CBS46)
Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 9:41 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Police are investigating after a woman was kidnapped and then murdered within hours in southeast Atlanta Friday morning.

Mariam Abdulrab was reported missing around 5 a.m. at 501 Burroughs Street in the Chosewood Park neighborhood after leaving her bartending shift at Revery Bar.

Officers spoke with the caller, who said she had been forced into a vehicle. Homicide Investigators were called to the case.

Around 6 a.m., officers received a shots fired call in the area of Lakewood Avenue and Terrace Way.

Investigators determined the shots fired call was likely related to this incident and investigators were responding to canvas the area, when a witness called around 9:55 a.m. and said Abdulrab was found dead near 1907 Lakewood Avenue.

Abdulrab’s best friend, Elisha Kim sent this statement:

“She is the most caring person in the world. She would literally give you the shirt off her back. She was a daughter, a younger and older sister, a girlfriend, our best friend. She was in the service industry so she knew how waiters and bartenders lives off tips too so she’s always been so generous with her own earnings.”

Later, investigators identified 27-year-old Demarcus Brinkley as the suspect in the kidnapping and murder of Abdulrab.

Brinkley was taken into custody following a high speed chase in Griffin early Friday afternoon. A viewer, Claudian Lemons, posted this video to their Facebook page of the aftermath of that incident.

Demarcus Brinkley
Demarcus Brinkley(CBS46)

Police secured Fulton County arrest warrants against Brinkley for Murder, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.

Once released from the hospital, Brinkley was taken to the Fulton County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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