Police previously released surveillance video of a suspect walking near Thomasson’s home. Police described him as a man with a medium build and dark clothing. His age, height or whether he had any tattoos or facial hair could not be determined.
The report also showed Thomasson likely fought back against her attacker before she died “as the result of a stab wound to the back of her neck,” WSB reported. She was “beaten, stabbed, tied up, left ... in tub of water,” the report said.
“I would think from some of the wounds that this person fought back, so it was a violent encounter,” Brown said.
A 2012 black Kia Sorento belonging to Thomasson was missing from the scene when family members and police arrived. Police believe the suspect stole the vehicle, and it was recovered three days later at the Azalea Place apartment complex in Chamblee, which is about five miles from her home.
Police and CrimeStoppers are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.
Sandy Springs police did not respond to WSB’s request for comment on any updates in the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective JT Williams with Sandy Springs police at 770-551-6937 or Crime Stoppers of Metro Atlanta at 404-577-8477.