Man found dead in Atlanta area motel

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TUCKER, Ga. — Authorities are investigating the killing of man found beaten and face-down near the sink in a motel room outside Atlanta.

Police tell WSB Radio the man’s body was found by a maid at a Super 8 Hotel off Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker Sunday afternoon.

DeKalb County police Lt. D.A. Stewart says the maid opened the door, saw a large amount of blood in the room and called 911. Police said the man was beaten in the head.

Police said they found a weapon in the room, but declined to describe it. Investigators say they know who checked into the room, but they were not certain that person is the man who was killed.

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