The Hall County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified a homicide victim found in North Hall on Sunday afternoon.
The victim was identified as Iris Romero, 43, a native of Honduras who had recently moved to Gainesville from Carrollton. She was found in the 3200 block of Hidden Knoll off C Rogers Road around 4:50 p.m. Sunday.
Investigators determined Romero was targeted, sheriff's office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes said in a news release.
The woman’s body was sent to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Details regarding cause of death or suspects were not available.
“We are confirming that Ms. Romero was targeted based off of specific information learned in the investigation,” Bailes wrote in an email. “It’s important that we preserve certain evidence of this case until the offender can be identified and located.”
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the sheriff’s office at the request of Sheriff Gerald Couch. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-531-6879 or the anonymous tip line at 770-503-3232.