Atlanta Child Murder

Topics: Murder, Wayne Williams, Atlanta Pages: 2 (769 words) Published: September 7, 2013
  Atlanta’s local serial killer
The Atlanta Child Murders also known as the "missing and murdered children case". A series of children and teen African American youth where murder in Atlanta, Georgia 1979 to 1981. A minimum of 28 people were killed within the short time of about two years. Atlanta local Wayne Williams also African American and 23-years-old at the time of the last murders, now 52 years old, Wayne Williams continues to maintain his innocence. Wayne Williams is currently serving a consecutive life sentence for just two of the murders, but there where more than a half of dozen African American children and young men that was killed. In this case media divulged the physical evidence, but the FBI privately profiled the killer(s). Assumptions of the killer dropping the next body in a river to deplete evidence, the police and FBI officials staked out the James Jackson Parkway/ South Cobb Drive Bridge over the Chattahoochee River. May 22 1981 the last night of the stake out an FBI agent heard a splash in the water under the bridge. He saw a white 1970 Chevrolet station wagon slowly driving away, the same station wagon Eula Birdsong seen victim Yusuf Bell (14) get into a few years before in October 21 1979. When police pulled the car over that night a 23 year old Wayne Williams was the driver. The FBI took dog hair and fiber evidence from the car that was later found to be the key evidence in building a case against Wayne Williams. The car was later to be found to be his parents. The fibers matched the dog and fibers from the Parents house where Wayne lived at the time, he was convicted of the last two murders. Georgia Officials are fighting to Release KKK Files in the Atlanta Child Murders Case. State attorney General’s office is fighting a judge's order to turn over wiretaps that where collected implicating the KKK members collected during the investigation of the late and extremely brutal Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981. May 31 2005 judge's order...

References: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/williams/index_1.html
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-11/justice/atlanta.murders.poll.ireport_1_atlanta-child-murders-two-life-sentences-killings?_s=PM:CRIME
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