Atlanta police arrest second suspect in murder of LGBTQ artist

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The second and final suspect in the rape and shooting death of an LGBTQ college student in Southwest Atlanta has been arrested.

Roy Hill (photo right), an 18-year-old Jonesboro resident, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the Aug. 21 kidnapping, rape and murder of Te’a Denise Liger, according to Atlanta police. He remains in the Fulton County Jail.

Hill’s arrest follows the Aug. 23 arrest of Anthony Laquan Goss (photo left), a 28-year-old Fayetteville resident. Goss was booked into the Fulton County Jail on Aug. 23 on charges of kidnapping, rape and murder. He remains in custody. 

Police do not believe there are any other suspects at large, according to Investigator James White.

Two men forced three people, including Liger, into an apartment at Vesta Adams Park Apartments on Delowe Drive around 6 a.m. on Aug. 21, according to police. The men robbed and assaulted the victims, including sexually assaulting Liger. She was shot to death and the other victims, an unnamed man and a woman, received non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

“Investigators believe at this time the incident was a random attack and that the suspects did not know the victims,” according to an Atlanta police press release.

Liger was a star athlete at Kell High School in Marietta. She graduated in 2016 and was attending Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Liger identified as LGBTQ in public social media posts.

Police told Project Q Atlanta they do not believe Liger’s sexuality was a factor in the crime.

Liger’s memorial service was held on Tuesday at Chapel Elliott Parham Mortuary in Carrollton, according to an online obituary.

Photos courtesy Fulton County Sheriff's Office


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