The daughter of a Clayton woman whose body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car has been charged with murder along with her boyfriend.
Clayton police Lt. Tina Daniel said Latoris Grovner, 20, admitted to getting into an argument Friday night with 59-year-old Alena Marble. Daniel said Grovner confessed to beating Marble in her apartment, wrapping her in a blanket and putting her in the trunk of her car while still alive.
Police would not say what precipitated the argument between Grovner and Marble.
Marble’s daughter, 21-year-old Kajul Harvey, was “involved in the entire incident,” police said, but would not elaborate.
Harvey and Grovner, arrested Sunday, have been charged with murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine if Marble died from injuries sustained in the beating or from being left in the car trunk.
Saturday, just after noon, police discovered Marble’s body in her car, which had been parked alongside Mount Zion Road in Jonesboro near her apartment.
The body was found after a maintenance worker at the nearby Woods of Southlake apartments reported a “foul smell” coming from the vehicle.