Police released this sketch of the ‘person of interest’ in the Abbott slayings.

Dunwoody police have released a sketch of a “person of interest” in the July 1 slayings of Roger and Dorothy Abbott.

Police would not name the “person of interest,” but described him in a press release Dec. 6 as aged 40-45, slim to medium build and with sandy red to brown hair. Police said he was seen walking in front of the Abbott’s home the morning of their deaths.

Anyone with any information about the man is asked to contact Dunwoody police. Witnesses who wish to provide information anonymously may contact police through a web-based program called “TipSoft” that can be found on the department’s website, police said.

The Abbotts’ bodies were found after DeKalb County firefighters responded to a fire at the couple’s home at 1962 Peeler Road. Police do not believe the slayings were random, but said in the press release that evidence indicates they may have known the suspect or suspects involved.

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