The Police Called her Runaway When a Cop Killed Her
Susana Morales was a 16-year-old girl from a very close knit family. They’d recently moved to Doraville Gorgia, a small town of nearly 1000 people, 45 minutes north of Atlanta. Music was Susana’s passion. She loved to sing and play the piano and was also teaching herself how to play
the guitar and ukulele.
The following photo was shared with Fox5 news by her mother and sister. Susana’s life was just beginning.
On Tuesday, July 26th, 2022, life turned upside down for the Morales family and sadly life will never be the same. Susana hung out with her family throughout the day but wanted to hang out with a friend that night. Her friend lived a short 9-minute walk from her house, and she’d made
that walk all of the time. At around 9:40 p.m. Susana texted her mother to let her know she was on her way home. She had not arrived by 10:00 p.m. and the family feared there was a problem.
The Morales family immediately went to the Gwinnett County Police Department and explained the situation and asked for help finding their daughter. The police department quoted their 48 hour policy and offered no assistance. The police were “not allowed’ to create a “Missing Person’s Case” until a person is missing for 48 hours. The family feared the worst had happened to Susana but at this point she wasn’t missing even for 24 hours. Their pleas for help landed on possibly an empathetic staff but unwilling to help.
The family immediately acted. They began canvassing the neighborhood asking people if anyone saw her, but nobody did. However, a piece of technology did see her. A neighbor’s front door camera recorded Susana walking past the house and heading back to her own home.
This back and forth went on for 6 months.