Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

GRANDSON INDICTED IN DISAPPEARANCE, MURDER OF GRANDMOTHER

GRANDSON INDICTED IN DISAPPEARANCE, MURDER OF GRANDMOTHER

Victim’s Body Discovered in Wooded Area Near Interstate

 Decatur, Ga.- A DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted a Decatur man accused of killing his paternal grandmother and hiding her body. Jurors returned a five-count indictment Thursday against 35-year-old Gregory Williams on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Concealing the Death of Another, and Theft by Taking in connection with the murder and disappearance of 78-year-old Milicent Williams.

 Authorities were called to the victim’s Brookgreen Point home in Decatur on July 26, 2017 by concerned family members conducting a welfare check. Upon entry into the home, detectives discovered blood evidence and signs of foul play but no indication of the victim’s whereabouts. Defendant Williams, who lived at the home with his grandmother, fled shortly after authorities discovered that she was missing. Williams was arrested several days later in a parking lot not far from his grandmother’s home. He was driving the victim’s car at the time of his arrest.  Meanwhile, authorities continued to search for the missing woman. Her body was discovered on August 16, 2017 in a wooded area near I-20 by detectives acting on a tip. According to the Medical Examiner, the victim died of sharp force trauma to the head.

 The case will be prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Major Case Unit.  A trial date has not yet been determined.

 

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