Vigil held for 77-year-old woman fatally stabbed outside gated Buckhead community

Police continue search for person of interest
77-year-old woman stabbed to death in Buckhead, police search for person of interest
Published: Dec. 11, 2022 at 10:06 AM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A vigil was held for the 77-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed at a home in a gated Buckhead community.

Dozens of people gathered in front of Eleanor Bowles’ home for the vigil. Her family says they are still in shock by the disturbing news. However, they remain positive that justice will be served.

Bowles was a mother and a grandmother. She is remembered as “one of the most wonderful people that you could ask,” according to loved ones.

Annette Loper, a close family friend of Bowles said she will be remembered as a loving woman and a good friend.

“Her main hobby was her golden retriever I mean oh my goodness she loved,” she said.

“Our world was really turned upside down and for no good reason just a truly senseless act,” one person said.


Atlanta police are working on an apparent stabbing investigation at a residence in Buckhead.

According to police, just before 6 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to a home at 6 Paces West Terrace NW and discovered an unresponsive female who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times.

Police tell Atlanta News First the victim is identified as 77-year-old Eleanor J. Bowles.

During a news conference, Sunday morning officials said Bowles’s vehicle, a 2021 Lexus SUV, was allegedly stolen but has since been recovered.

The Atlanta Police Homicide Unit is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the person of interest in this case, who is pictured in this Crime Stoppers flyer.

Anyone with information on the case can submit a tip anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online at or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $10,000.

Any citizens with surveillance footage of the person of interest from this incident can share their footage with