Buffalo native killed in Georgia

Family seeks justice for Georgia mom

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jameca Price, 37, was found dead inside her estranged husband’s home on Thanksgiving.

Price, who grew up in Buffalo and moved to Georgia for law school, is being remembered as a loving mother and sister.

2 On Your Side’s Kelly Dudzik spoke with Price's younger sister, Janese Gates-McDaniels, on the phone Monday night. Gates-McDaniels is on her way to Georgia to make arrangements for the funeral. She wants people to remember her sister as a real go-getter.

Price graduated from the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, moved to Georgia, and moved back to Buffalo to get her bachelor's degree from Hilbert College. She then moved back to Georgia and earned her law degree in 2014.

Price has two daughters, 12 and 13 years old, who got worried when their mom didn't come home Tuesday night. The family filed a missing persons report Wednesday. On Thanksgiving, police found Price's body in the Roswell, Georgia home of her estranged husband, Orlando Price.

Police are now searching for Orlando Price, 38, who had been married to Jameca for 16 years. Her sisters say it was an abusive relationship.

They encourage people in similar situations to speak up.

"Whether it's verbal, whether it's physical, emotional, financial, it doesn't matter. Please just reach out and say something to someone. Don't ever feel afraid to do that because death does not have to be the end result of domestic violence," says Gates-McDaniels. "I want the person who is responsible, we believe responsible for her death, that the police are looking for, her estranged husband, Orlando Price, I want them to, I want his face out there. I'm not going to rest until my sister has justice."

The search continues for Orlando Price. Our sister-station in Atlanta reports that according to records, the two had a court date Wednesday but never showed up.


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