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East Point Officer Found Dead

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EAST POINT, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — An East Point police officer has been found dead in her home.

Police identified the officer Monday as 32-year-old Cpl. Crystal A. Parker. She was a seven-year veteran of the force and was the 2012 Officer of the Year for the department.

Mayor Earnestine Pittman says the officer had been off duty when she was found in her south Fulton County home shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators  say the body was discovered by her mother  after she went to her home after not being able to contact her for several days..

A neighbor  reported  the officer’s home had been broken into a couple of weeks ago. The neighbor, Destiny Jones, says the officer worked security for Club Central in East Point during her off time.

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