Police seek clues in murder of popular Marietta hair stylist

DECATUR, Ga. -- Decatur police say they are working around the clock to find a motive and identify a suspect in the weekend murder of a popular Marietta hair stylist.

Karen Pearce, 44, was found dead just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Pearce lived in Smyrna and worked at the True Salon and Spa in Marietta, located at the Avenues of West Cobb.

The True Salon's Facebook page issued a statement saying, 'It is with profound sadness that we can confirm Karen Pearce, a talented and popular stylist at true Salon/Spa, was killed Saturday evening. While we are all in shock and grasping to understand how something so tragic could happen to a woman with such a beautiful heart, we must believe justice will prevail.'

Karen Pearce was founded murdered in Decatur on Saturday, Dec. 6.(Photo: True Salon)

Police had originally said they suspected Pearc e was shot to death Saturday night in the 100 Block of East Ponce de Leon near Church Street right after she left a nearby restaurant to go to her car.

On Monday, investigators said they haven't made a final determination on the cause of death, only that a gunshot was heard in the area shortly before passersby found the body.

They haven't released any other details in the case and are asking anyone who may know something about the case to contact Atlanta Crimestoppers at 404-557-TIPS or visit http://ift.tt/19BTSSo.

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