Days after two dead bodies of teens were found behind a Publix store, local police in the City of Roswell has identified the suspect as Jeff Hazelwood.
The 22-year-old was brought into police custody after days of tracking. The suspect is now facing two counts of murder charges. Hazelwood was arrested in relation to the killing of 17-year-olds Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis, who both sustained one fatal gunshot wound in the head.
According to the city government of Roswell, Hazelwood was arrested after police followed clues and evidences obtained from CCTV footages and witness testimonies in the area. Based on the evidences obtained, the police pursued Hazelwood as the prime suspect for the victims’ killings.
The suspect, who did not resist arrest, was tracked and brought to the Roswell Police Department. The police, meanwhile, is preparing murder charges against the suspect.
Hazelwood is currently detained at the Roswell Detention Center. The police reported that Hazelwood will be staying at the Fulton City Jail while waiting to be arraigned.
“The Roswell Police Department would like to thank the families of the victims, the public and local businesses for their support and information along with other agencies that assisted including the GBI, Sandy Springs Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Woodstock Police Department, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as well as the Fulton County and Cherokee County school systems,” the statement of the Roswell City reads.
According to a report from the WSBTV, Hazelwood was arrested in virtue of the search warrant issued by a local port on the suspect’s residence along Gilhams Road in Roswell Wednesday morning.