On November 14, 2016, at approximately 00:22 AM, a citizen walked into the DeKalb Police Department to speak with an officer. The officer met with Kela Moss who advised there was an incident that occurred yesterday in her apartment, and that there was a body inside. Moss turned over her keys and gave officers permission to enter her residence.
Officers responded to Moss’s apartment to check the well being of an unknown person. Officers entered the apartment and located a deceased male lying on the floor. Officers exited the apartment, secured the scene and applied for a search warrant. The search warrant was signed by a DeKalb County Judge and the search warrant was executed at 419 S. 1st Street.
The victim was identified as a 25 year old male who also resides at this location. The victim sustained visible injuries to his neck. An autopsy was performed and the cause of death was determined to be from strangulation.
The investigation has shown that Moss and the victim were in a dating relationship.
Kela Moss, 26 years of age, was charged with four counts of First Degree Murder. Moss’s bond was set at $5,000,000 dollars, 10% to apply. Moss was transported to the DeKalb County Jail awaiting bond.
The investigation into the homicide of the 25 year old victim continues. Contact the DeKalb Police Department, Crime Stoppers or iWatch if you have information in regards to this homicide.
The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in Court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty