When Jamie Arvia spoke with an official about her brother and mother’s deaths, she “read between the lines” that they were tortured during the murders at a Peachtree Corners apartment complex.

Nicola Sramek, 61, and James Sramek, 29, were “tortured including blunt force trauma and stabbing” at the Barrington Hills apartment off Jones Mill Road, Cpl. Deon Washington said Wednesday morning. The bodies were found Sunday night.

“Police are working with several local and federal law enforcement agencies inside the state of Georgia and outside the state,” Washington said, noting a $4,000 reward in the case. “Our primary objective is to learn more about the victims and identify a motive and potential suspect.”

Arvia, 38, told the Daily Post on Tuesday night she believed her brother’s lifestyle led to the killings. A longtime bartender and budding rapper, he was addicted to cocaine and had been a pimp, the sister said. He also was known to keep money on him and cause people to “hate on him.”

“I’m so freaking angry it’s not even funny,” Arvia said.

Not only are her mother and brother gone, she is stunned by what she got from speaking with the official. “What I got out of it … is somebody tortured my brother and made sure he was good and dead and they also tortured (my mom),” Arvia said.

“Whoever did this are a bunch of cowards,” Arvia said. “I think whoever did this had a personal vendetta against my brother. Why would they go after his mom?”

In recent months, her brother had been talking about getting his life together, something Arvia often urged him to do.

Anyone with information can contact 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $4,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

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