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A woman’s body was found the morning of May 28 at the Caswyck Trail Apartments.

A suspect in the death of a Cobb woman whose body was found May 28 has been arrested in New Orleans, according to published reports.

As reported by the MDJ last week, the body of 36-year-old Ericka Stewart was found in a maroon 2005 Nissan Altima at Caswyck Trail Apartments off Favor Road, just south of Osborne High School at around 7 a.m.

The New Orleans Advocate reported Wednesday that 25-year-old Miguel Floyd had been picked up on a warrant accusing him of murder, aggravated assault and battery of Stewart.

Floyd was booked into the Orleans Justice Center just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday, Cobb Police did not immediately confirm an arrest in connection to the case. Police previously did not release any suspects’ names in connection to the death investigation.

“We have not yet had any updates in reference to this incident,” said Officer Neil Penirelli, a spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department.

The Advocate reported that Stewart’s body had injuries that seemingly indicate she had been strangled, with a time of death between 1:30 and 5:30 a.m. the morning she was found. A warrant to arrest Floyd in connection to her death was obtained by authorities the following day, it also reported.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about Stewart’s death is asked to call the Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit at 770-499-3945.

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Mike Nelson

I’m shocked!

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