Two People Arrested After Body of Alpharetta Teen Elijah Smith Found in Middle Georgia

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Two People Arrested After Body of Alpharetta Teen Elijah Smith Found in Middle Georgia [Photo Credit: Alpharetta Police]
Two people were arrested after the body of missing Alpharetta teen Elijah Smith was found in Middle Georgia, police said on Saturday.

Alpharetta police said in a statement, “We regret to inform you that a body found in Twiggs County is that of our missing juvenile Elijah Smith.”

Hali Karlan, 20, of Roswell, and Deri Bonaventura-Flores, 19, of Norcross, were charged with murder, police said.

Police said Karlan and Bonaventura-Flores met Smith at the Extended Stay Hotel in Alpharetta on Tuesday and left in a vehicle late at night.

“Shortly after leaving, Smith was shot and killed inside the vehicle at an address on Old Milton Parkway near the hotel,” police said. A motive for Smith’s murder has not been disclosed by the police.