Mariam Abdulrab Wiki – Mariam Abdulrab Biography
Mariam Abdulrab was an Atlanta bartender who was kidnapped at gunpoint outside her home early Friday morning. Her body was found hours later, a few miles away in another neighbourhood.
A witness said they saw Mariam identified by friends and co-workers, forced into an SUV in the city’s Grant Park neighbourhood at about 5 a.m. as she returned home from work, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. An hour later, a second 911 call reported gunfire not far away.
Shortly before 10 a.m., a witness found Abdulrab’s body.
She was 27 years old.
A witness called police was called just after 5 am who said that he saw a woman being forced into an SUV off Burroughs Street near Chosewood Park. It is believed she was returning from work at the time.
After 6 am a further call reported shots fired near Lakewood Avenue, but nothing was found related to that call until the discovery of the body almost four hours later.
When a witness saw the woman’s body, Sgt Chafee said, police were organizing a canvas of the area. The two scenes are almost a mile and a half apart.
Authorities are in constant contact with the victim’s family.
The case comes just three weeks after Katie Janness, another bartender who was killed while walking her dog late at night in Piedmont Park. At present, there is nothing to suggest the two cases are linked.aa
Police quickly identified a person of interest in the shooting and hours later spotted his 2013 Chevrolet Equinox south of Atlanta. During a pursuit in Griffin, 27-year-old Demarcus Brinkley crashed into a Buick, the Georgia State Patrol said. Both Brinkley and the Buick’s driver were flown to area hospitals, but there were no updates on either of their conditions.
The state patrol said that Brinkley would be held on traffic charges once released from the hospital. The Atlanta Police Department has not filed charges related to Abdulrab’s kidnapping and murder.
Atlanta police spokesman Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr told reporters: “These are two separate incidents.”
There have been 92 homicides in Atlanta this year, and 15 of the victims have been women.
Abdulrab worked at two bars in Atlanta, and both were reeling from her death. The Revery VR bar in Midtown, where she had worked the morning she was killed, announced it would be closed for the weekend, as did Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium.
Grant Henry, the owner of the Church bar, told the AJC Abdulrab “was a living jewel. She shone.”