A tragic discovery was made when a 58-year-old woman was found dead inside the trunk of a car in South Fulton County. Now, the victim's family says that she was likely lured to her death.
Toni Abad was discovered in the trunk of a car when employees of a nearby business called the police to report a car that had been parked in the area for several hours Thursday. When authorities investigated the vehicle they found Abad's lifeless body stuffed in the trunk.
The son of the victim said surveillance video showed his mother being flagged down as she left her workplace at Publix on Thursday night. Investigators say De'asia Page asked the victim for a ride and then led her to a location where a second suspect, Jared Kemp, was located.
Both Page and Kemp are teenagers and have been charged with murder. The family of the victim speculates that the two teens stole Abad's Christmas gifts she had bought for her grandchildren and then brutally beat her to death.
They then put her in the trunk before ditching her car on an access road near Publix. Abad’s sister Debbie Ritchie said, "Everybody who knows Toni loves Toni." Ritchie went on to say that Abad was born and raised in the Powder Springs area where she raised four sons.
The victim's family say they begged Abad to transfer to a store that was closer to the home several times. "It's really, really tough… her boys are beside themselves, her sisters aren’t doing that great either," Ritchie continued.
A friend of Abad named Cha'Brandi Watson said, "Like the mom of the deli, like always sweet, positive, infectious laugh, beautiful person." The two suspects are expected to appear in court in January.
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