Gwinnett Police discovered the woman's body during a welfare check Wednesday.
Updated 7:14 a.m., March 8 Gwinnett Police said Thursday morning that they have charged a man with felony murder in connection with the slaying of his sister in nearby Buford. Dennis Roger Puckett has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault over the death of Vickie Bowles, 54. Her body was discovered by police Wednesday during a welfare check in the 300 block of Powers Avenue. Both the victim and the suspect resided at that address. Police spokesperson Cpl. Edwin Ritter said officers discovered the woman's body on the floor of her apartment. Police found signs of violence and blunt force trauma about her body. Ritter said the investigation is continuing.