For Immediate Release
SANDY SPRINGS, GA (April 7, 2021) – The Sandy Springs Police Department has made an arrest following a homicide investigation of a 73 year old woman.
On April 5, 2021 Sandy Springs Police Officers were dispatched to a home on Fawndale Way after receiving a 911 call for an unknown disturbance. When officers arrived, they encountered the woman-suspect in the garage holding an object and challenging officers. After a brief struggle with officers, she was subdued and taken into custody. As officers went into the home to investigate further, they located the lifeless body of the victim inside a room with visible injuries. Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The victim has been identified as 73 year old Marlene Diane Colon, the homeowner. The suspect has been identified as 59 year old Chelci Chisholm. Detectives have learned the suspect rented a room in the victim’s home. An autopsy will be performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.
Although the investigation is still ongoing, Sandy Springs Police Detectives have charged the suspect with the following:
- Malice Murder
- Aggravated Assault
The suspect has been booked into the Fulton County Jail on the above charges and is awaiting prosecution.
SSPD Case Number: 2021-003421
Media Contact: Sgt. S. Ortega