NEWS BRIEF: Police seek help in solving BeltLine slaying

Justice sought for Thomas Arnold, Poncey-Highland resident

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Atlanta Eastside BeltLine
Atlanta police are seeking help from the public in solving the slaying of a man whose body was found in the early morning of Feb. 26 off the BeltLine at Elizabeth Street and Bernina Avenue. Thomas Arnold, 60, a Poncey-Highland resident, had been shot at least once, investigators say. On Tuesday, his family issued a statement asking for “any information that would help bring justice for Tom.” They described Arnold as “an avid outdoorsman, mountain biker, and an active volunteer for Trees Atlanta,” adding that his death “leaves a hole in the lives of his loved ones and friends and darkens the light of the vibrant neighborhood of Inman Park and the Eastside BeltLine Trail.” Information can be called in anonymously to APD’s homicide unit at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477, or by text to 274637. Tipsters could be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.