Atlanta, Georgia – A beloved grandmother was found stabbed to death in her own garage over the weekend.
Eleanor Bowles, 77, was found stabbed to death in the garage of her home in a gated Buckhead community on Saturday.
23-year-old Antonio Brown was taken into custody on Monday and is being held at Fulton County Jail on “charges of murder, aggravated battery, elder abuse, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony and hijacking a motor vehicle.” WSBTV reported.
According to reports, a citizen spotted Antonio Brown and called police.
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Eleanor Bowles’ stolen Lexus was tracked down in DeKalb County.
Deputy Chief Charles Hampton said police have had previous encounters with Antonio Brown.
A man is now in custody accused in the murder of a 77-year-old woman who was found stabbed to death in her own home over the weekend.
Eleanor Bowles was found dead in the garage of her home in a gated Buckhead community on Saturday on Paces West Terrace.
Police say they believe Bowles was in her home at 11:30 a.m. when Antonio Brown, 23, broke in and tried stealing her 2021 Lexus RS350. They believe she interrupted the robbery and was stabbed and killed.
Brown is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail on charges of murder, aggravated battery, elder abuse, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony and hijacking a motor vehicle. We first obtained his mugshot during Channel 2 Action News This Morning.
Investigators say Brown walked into the gated community, but it is unclear how he was able to get past security. The car was tracked and recovered in DeKalb County.
Eleanor’s family and friends said this arrest brings some comfort, but her friend Annette Loper said they have lost such a great woman.
“She was just one of the most wonderful people that you could, have asked for. Devoted to her sons and granddaughters.”