• The teen's body was dumped outside an East Point Home 
  • The girl was found partially nude
  • Police have released a sketch to identify the deceased

Authorities in Georgia are asking for the public's help in identifying a teenage girl who was apparently beaten to death and dumped outside a house.

The girl's body was found on Feb. 12 outside a house on 2200 Ben Hill Road in East point. The girl was found on the west side of the property partially nude. She was later pronounced dead, 11 Alive reported, citing the East Point Police Department. Police have released a sketch of the victim Tuesday.

East Police Chief Shawn Buchanan told WSB-TV that police spent over 72 hours to piece together information leading to the identification of the deceased as well as the suspect. Neighbors in the area where her body was found were shocked to see the girl so cruelly beaten. "How do you do that to somebody? How do you do that to anybody? But a child?" one neighbor, who wished not to be identified, told deputies. "I am deeply disturbed by it. It’s not OK. It’s someone’s daughter."

"I felt sick to my stomach at first. And then I just felt really worried for my own children’s safety," another neighbor told WSB-TV.

After an autopsy, authorities confirmed that the girl died from blunt force trauma. The sketch of the woman released by The Georgia Bureau of Investigation showed the girl with a small afro and reddish-brown hair and a face with freckles. Police said the victim was wearing an anklet displaying the word "Wixked" on it and a gold necklace displaying the word "2005."

"We really want to locate the victim’s family and identify her," said Buchanan. "It’s scary to hear that something like that happened this close to where I live," the neighbor told WSB-TV. East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they were unsure if the murder took place in Seattle or in Georgia. "We don’t know if this happened here or if it happened in Seattle, Washington. We just don’t know yet, but our main focus is to find out who she is and determine what happened to her so we can solve this or we can help another jurisdiction solve this," Glover told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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