Body found in Chattahoochee identified

Cobb Police Department Headquarters. Used on article about death in the Chattahoochee RiverCobb Police Department Headquarters (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a press release from Officer Neil Penirelli of the Cobb County Police Department the Crimes Against Persons Division is investigating the death of a woman found in the Chattahoochee River near Akers Drive and Akers Mill Road on April 6.

Cobb police, along with help from the Cobb County and Sandy Springs fire departments, and Sandy Springs Police Department, retrieved the body from the water.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the deceased person as Suzanne Elizabeth Giaimo, 47, of Atlanta. She was reported missing on April 1. No foul play was suspected at the time the Medical Examiner’s Office assumed jurisdiction.

Crimes Against Persons Division

The Crimes Against Persons Division of the Cobb County Police Department is broken down into several specialized units, to investigate homicides, robberies, technology-based crime, domestic violence and stalking, and crimes against children.  It has a unit that does crime analysis to identify evidence to help link cases and identify suspects.

The division also houses the Crime Scene Unit that according to the division’s website “is responsible for documenting and processing crime scenes to locate evidence, identify suspects, and to present evidence in criminal proceedings. Crime scene technicians are responsible for processing evidence utilizing a variety of procedures for fingerprint, DNA, and trace evidence.”

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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