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UPDATE #2: (Duluth, Ga., Sept. 15, 2023) – Detectives have secured additional arrest warrants on each of the suspects.

With the help of the Gwinnett County Gang Unit, detectives secured multiple Criminal Street Gang warrants for each of the suspects. Georgia law describes Criminal Street Gang as, “any organization, association, or group of three or more persons associated in fact, whether formal or informal, which engages in criminal gang activity.” Details regarding each of the charges are listed on the warrants.

UPDATE #1: (Duluth, Ga., Sept. 14, 2023) – Detectives have arrested five adults and one juvenile in connection with the death of a female. This case is now being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives charged the following suspects with Felony Murder, False Imprisonment, Tampering with Evidence, and Concealing the Death of Another:

  • Eric Hyun (age 26, Suwanee)
  • Gawom Lee (age 26, Lawrenceville)
  • Joonho Lee (age 26, Lawrenceville)
  • Juoonhyum Lee (age 22, Lawrenceville)
  • Hyunji Lee (age 25, Lawrenceville)
  • Junyeoug Lee (age 15, Lawrenceville)

       Detectives believe Eric Hyun was the driver of the silver passenger car that contained the body of the victim in the trunk. After Eric parked the vehicle at 3555 Gwinnett Place Dr early September 12, he called a family member to pick him up. The family member drove Eric to an Atlanta area hospital due to unrelated injuries. While at the hospital, Eric asked the family member to retrieve a personal item for him from within the vehicle. When the family member arrived at 3555 Gwinnett Place Dr to retrieve the item for Eric, he discovered what appeared to be a deceased body in the trunk. The family member called 911 on the evening of September 12.

      The investigation that followed resulted in the execution of a search warrant at 2415 Stable Gate in unincorporated Lawrenceville, a location associated with Eric. Detectives, alongside Crime Scene Investigators, processed evidence found at this location. Detectives believe the basement of this home was where the crime took place.

       During the course of the investigation, detectives believe the victim moved to the United States from South Korea sometime back in the summer of this year for the purpose of joining a religious organization. The accused individuals referred to themselves as belonging to “Soldiers of Christ.” The victim was apparently subjected to beatings and malnourishment for weeks. The victim’s body weighed approximately 70 pounds when discovered by detectives. The Medical Examiner’s Office believes malnourishment could be a contributing factor to her death. The exact cause of death is still under investigation.

The victim’s family is from South Korea, and death notifications have not yet been made. Detectives believe all suspects are currently in custody, and there are no outstanding individuals.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office, assisted with this investigation.


ORIGINAL: (Duluth, Ga., Sept. 13, 2023) – Detectives are investigating a person found deceased inside a vehicle.

On September 12, at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to 3555 Gwinnett Place Dr in unincorporated Duluth in reference to a suspicious activity. A person called 911 dispatch and advised he believed a dead body was inside a vehicle at the location. Officers arrived on scene and were able to confirm a body was inside the trunk of a vehicle. Homicide detectives, Crime Scene investigators, and the Medical Examiner’s Office were called to the scene.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

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