Update (10:25 p.m.): The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Diane McElrath. Her son, Damian Cornell Purdue McElrath, 18, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.
Update (6:15 p.m.): According to Cobb County Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Dana Pierce, officers from Precinct 5 responded to the residence at on Ashley Dr. NW at 1:43 p.m. Monday. Upon arriving at the scene, a male was found near the mailbox and detained. Shortly thereafter, police found the body of a woman inside the home.
According to Pierce, authorities are now interviewing the man, who is the victim’s son. Brothers of the suspect came to the aid of police and were very helpful during the early stages of the investigation, Pierce said.
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