Doraville police officer arrested in connection with death of missing teen

A Doraville police officer has been arrested and charged with felonies in relation to the disappearance and death of a 16-year-old girl.

Miles Bryant, 22, of Norcross, has been charged with false reporting of a crime and concealing the death of another in the case of missing teenager Susana Morales whose remains were discovered Feb. 6 after she had been missing since July of last year.

On Feb. 13, officials with the city of Doraville said they were “notified that a now former police officer was being served felony arrest warrants by the Gwinnett Police Department in connection with the disappearance and murder of Susana Morales.”

The statement by Doraville officials continues, “the city of Doraville and its Police Department are fully cooperating with the Gwinnett Police Department in its investigation of Mr. Bryant. Our prayers rest with the family and friends of Susana Morales and everyone else affected by this tragedy.”

According to officials with the Gwinnett Police Department, Morales was last seen on July 26, 2022, and was reported missing by her mother the next day. Gwinnett police said Morales was last seen at approximately 6 p.m. when she said she was heading to a friend’s house nearby. Her family never heard from her again. Morales’ sister last saw the missing girl’s location at approximately 10:30 p.m. through an app on her phone, showing the teen near Oak Loch Trace in Norcross.

Morales’ remains were discovered Feb. 6 in a wooded area on Highway 316 in Gwinnett County.

So far, no cause of death has been released in the case and Bryant has not been charged with murder.

This is a developing story.

 

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