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Atlanta police have person of interest in Raleigh woman's death

Posted July 28, 2010

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— Atlanta police want to talk to a man known to have been in an apartment on the same day that a  Raleigh woman was shot to death there.

Zaquavia Kingsberry, 33, was visiting the home of a friend in the city's Buckhead district.

Officers said the man told them that he left the apartment July 14 and returned to find Kingsberry shot dead.

Police want to talk to Steven Smith. They say he is known to have been in the apartment the day of the shooting and has resisted requests for a statement. 

Kingsberry was an employee of Urban Ministries of Wake County and worked with homeless women in the Helen Wright Center for Women, according to human resources manager Kathleen Donahue.

Sam McLean, director of crisis support for Urban Ministries, said he learned about Kingsberry's death in a late-night phone call and said he and other staffers were devastated by the news.

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  • faith trust and pixie dust Jul 28, 6:25 p.m.

    “Smith had a relative in the building that he would visit quite often,” said Otts.

    “I think its imperative that we talk to Stephen Smith. He has not come forward. We’ve tried to contact him by cell phone, he would not return our calls. Frankly we have no idea where he’s at or if he’s even in the state of Georgia,”

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/24413487/detail.html

  • faith trust and pixie dust Jul 28, 6:24 p.m.

    "Investigators think the killer may have seen a pile of cash on a desk in the apartment, and may have broken in later to steal it--not realizing Kingsberry was still there."

  • faith trust and pixie dust Jul 28, 6:23 p.m.

    Because WRAL is vague in their news. If you look at ATL news, it says that a relative of his (steven smith) resided in the same building. That person was no relation to her or the person in the APT.

  • colliedave Jul 28, 6:00 p.m.

    Police want to talk to Steven Smith. They say he is known to have been in the apartment the day of the shooting and has resisted requests for a statement.

    and his relation to the woman? a resident of the complex? if not, how did he get past the complex's security?