The Gwinnett County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section is investigating a double homicide involving siblings whose bodies were discovered on the shoulder of Interstate 85 northbound just south of the I-985 split in Buford.
The female victim has been identified as 23-year-old Maria Rosaria Montes Dorantes, and the male has been identified as her brother, Juan Angel Montes, 16, of Griffin.
According to GCPD, officers assigned to the North Precinct were dispatched to the scene shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, after a passerby who had pulled off the interstate due to vehicle issues reported finding the bodies. Following an examination conducted by the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office, the deaths were determined to be a result of gunshot wounds.
Anyone with information to share in this case is asked to call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.