But that same day, a maintenance worker made a startling discovery in the Duluth, Ga., mall's food court: In the back room of a vacant Subway restaurant was a decomposing body, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.
A 19-year-old student who was missing since October last year has been found dead in a Georgia mall.
Man first disappeared October 8, but returned home shortly after a relative contacted the cops. Two days later, she disappeared again, picking up her final paycheck on November 20 from a different mall, Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, police said. She was dressed in a black, mesh-style jumpsuit, police said.
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She has since been identified as Silling A. Man.
Silling A. Man, a 19-year-old Georgia State University sophomore, was discovered December 21 in a vacant Subway restaurant at Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was last enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester as a psychology major, and did not enroll in spring semester classes. It's believed she died about two weeks before her body was found.
She was also a sophomore at Georgia State University.
Police at the time reported there were no obvious signs of trauma on the Asian woman's body. The cause of Man's death was not determined, but Gwinnett County Police Sgt. "We are waiting on toxicology, we are waiting to figuring out a little more about her history before we can figure out how this investigation is going to wind up".
"The case has not been ruled as a homicide by the Medical Examiner's Office, though the circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated", a police statement revealed.
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