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Piedmont Murder, Part 3

Part 2 has been paywalled. Continue talking about the murder of Katie Janness and her pitbull, Bowie here.

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by Anonymousreply 53October 14, 2021 3:21 AM

Link to part 2

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by Anonymousreply 1August 14, 2021 1:28 PM

I saw that it had been paywalled.

OP already grayed out? Why?

by Anonymousreply 2August 14, 2021 2:03 PM

What in the hot buttered fuck is going on with these threads?

by Anonymousreply 3August 14, 2021 2:10 PM

This may have been mentioned already:

[quote]According to a post on the app NextDoor, "A mentally ill man hacked another up with a machete a few weeks ago in the park." Our 11Alive VERIFY team took that claim to the Atlanta Police to find out more.

[quote]"Other than the recent murder in the park there was one recent (aggravated) assault with a knife in early July," a Public Information Officer with Atlanta Police said.

[quote]He went on to explain that the aggravated assault on July 4 was someone with a knife and the attack was described as a "poke". The suspect in that case was arrested on scene.

[quote]So, according to Atlanta Police, there has not been a machete attack in Piedmont Park.

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by Anonymousreply 4August 14, 2021 4:37 PM

I think the threads get paywalled when they get popular. M probably thinks they’ll generate a few bucks.

As for getting greyed out, I’ll never understand why some people care enough to downvote that much. I leave the obsessive threads alone if I don’t care about the topic.

by Anonymousreply 5August 15, 2021 11:17 AM

[quote]The lack of new information coming out in the stabbing of Midtown resident Katie Janness is frustrating some residents, especially females who worry the attacker may still be in the Piedmont Park area.

[quote]"Atlanta has never seen a case quite like this one," said Vincent Velazquez, a former homicide detective. "People have to understand the detectives, and I know many of them personally, are hard at work trying to check everything out."

[quote]Velazquez believes the silence from investigators is due in part because they have not progressed far enough in the investigation to put additional information out, such as a composite.

[quote]"I would have expected one to be released by now if they had a hard description," Velazquez added.

[quote]The former detective investigated and closed a similar case, a cold case, back in 2004.

[quote]Velazquez urges patience. He said he is confident police will ultimately be able to find the Piedmont Park killer.

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by Anonymousreply 6August 16, 2021 12:14 AM

This reminds me of the Karina Vetrano case. She was sexually assaulted and murdered while on a run in a wooded area near her home. Her father was expecting her home at a certain time and went looking for her when she was half an hour late. He pulled some local strings to get cops out looking for her. He was there when her body was discovered. I thought it was very fishy the way it all happened.

A mentally disturbed weirdo was convicted of her murder, but there were calls for an appeal because some people thought the murder was pinned on him because he was black in an Italian neighborhood.

I still think there was weird stuff with the father (in photos they look like lovers, not father/daughter) and why he went looking for her immediately, just as Katie’s gf did.

You can’t imagine that they’re the murderers, but it’s just weird. They are immediately alarmed and go looking and are the ones to find their dead loved ones in a park.

by Anonymousreply 7August 16, 2021 12:39 AM

Sounds like my mom…

She literally texted my brother and told him if he didn’t call her she would assume he died of covid (he was pretty sick and hadn’t responded in a day) and get a welfare check.

Some people have loved ones that are overprotective worriers.

by Anonymousreply 8August 16, 2021 12:45 AM
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by Anonymousreply 9August 17, 2021 11:42 PM

[quote]Atlanta residents are working to ensure the murder of Katie Janness doesn’t go cold and her name isn’t forgotten.

[quote]Chris McKinley didn’t know Janness but he told CBS46 that he’s thought about the 40-year-old daily since her gruesome murder nearly a month ago.

[quote]“I’ve been counting the number of days she hasn’t been in the news and it’s getting a little stagnant,” McKinley said. “We have to stand up for her because she is no longer with us.”

[quote]Janness and her dog, Bowie, were found stabbed to death inside Piedmont Park on July 28. As of Wednesday, the Atlanta Police Department had no new leads to share with the public. The last update the department issued on the case was two weeks ago when a jogger in released surveillance images came forward.

[quote]“The point is you should be able to walk in your park and not worry and feel safe, and that’s just not the case right now,” McKinley said. “There’s not one person I’ve talked to that feels safe walking in the park.”

[quote]Wanting to add some community pressure, McKinley created signs that people have been putting in their yards to make sure Janness isn’t forgotten.

[quote]“I felt yard signs would be the best solutions because if they’re on private property they cannot be removed,” he explained.

[quote]The message behind the signs is two-fold: To show love and support for Janness’ family and to let APD and city leaders know that the community not only wants answers in this case, but real solutions to the overall crime in Atlanta.

[quote]“We shouldn’t be reacting to crime,” McKinley said. “We should actually prevent the crime. So, we need solutions that are actually effective and going to work, and are utilizing our tax dollars in the most economically, but functionally and useful way for community safety.”

[quote]Janness’ family released the following statement to CBS46 in response the community-led awareness campaign:

[italic]“We are deeply moved by the continued effort of the community to keep this tragic senseless murder of our beautiful kind Katie on the news as much as possible. Solving this crime will take a monster off the street leading to a safer Atlanta.[/italic]

[italic]We also want to thank the Atlanta Police Department and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies who are working tirelessly to bring justice in this horrific crime.”[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 10August 20, 2021 7:12 PM

Did police find and speak with the guy with the cane?

Thank you to OP for thread.

by Anonymousreply 11August 20, 2021 7:18 PM

I think she died of heatstroke.

by Anonymousreply 12August 23, 2021 5:19 AM

That’s genuinely funny, R12.

Why is the OP grayed out? Jesus, there are some loser freaks on this site.

by Anonymousreply 13August 23, 2021 5:58 AM

Not heatstroke, algae.

Not sorry about the pit bull though.

by Anonymousreply 14August 23, 2021 6:12 AM

August 24, 2021

[quote]Katie Janness and her dog were killed inside the Midtown park on July 27. Her partner found her body by the Charles Allen entrance off 10th Street. She was stabbed to death, police said. But the attack went beyond even that. It was what police refer to as an overkill.

[quote]The assailant used an instrument to carve a message on the torso of Jahnness.

[quote]In the potential message killing of Ms. Janness, police sources have told FOX 5 what was carved into her torso. Police do not want that information revealed because deputy chief Charles Hampton, said, "there are details that only the killer would know about."

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by Anonymousreply 15August 24, 2021 9:42 PM

Can someone explain this to me... how is the decades old murder they're comparing Katie to a cold case if the killer is in prison?

[quote]The action brought to mind an old case involving a different female victim investigated by former homicide detective Vincent Velazquez. That body was discovered in east Atlanta along Flat Shoals Road.

[quote]"The killer carved an initial ‘V’ on the forehead of the woman," Velazquez said. "He demonstrated a hatred of women and was diagnosed with a mental illness."

[quote]The former detective said the victim's first name was Valerie. That killer is locked up and was in prison on the night that Katie was killed.

by Anonymousreply 16August 24, 2021 9:44 PM

This mean the original reports of having something carved into her body were correct. Were there any other details reported that police had the media retract?

by Anonymousreply 17August 24, 2021 10:39 PM

R15/16 — did you misread the thing you quoted? They call it an “old case” not a “cold case”.

by Anonymousreply 18August 25, 2021 1:41 AM

That detail is utterly horrifying. The whole thing is. I have felt all along that it may not be solved, at least for years.

by Anonymousreply 19August 25, 2021 2:07 AM

Wow, yes, I did read it wrong, R18., thank you.

by Anonymousreply 20August 25, 2021 10:40 AM

I just looked at the headline again and I didn’t read it wrong, it says “cold case.” Weird.

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by Anonymousreply 21August 25, 2021 12:29 PM

Who is Sandra Rose?

This have been so quiet, yesterday I searched for updated information and found what's posted at R15 and this quote at the end of an article about a difference bartender that was killed but there is no source provided and the page looks like a gossip blog.

[quote]Janness' girlfriend, Emma Clark, has since left Atlanta.

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by Anonymousreply 22August 25, 2021 3:21 PM

Sandra Rose is a blogger, mostly a gossip blogger. Who knows where she got the info on Emma leaving. Maybe she tried to contact her and was told she'd left Atlanta. I probably would, too.

by Anonymousreply 23August 25, 2021 3:26 PM

Wow, I just noticed all of my typos at R22.

by Anonymousreply 24August 25, 2021 3:37 PM
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by Anonymousreply 25August 30, 2021 1:19 AM

I have a terrible feeling this won't be solved.

by Anonymousreply 26August 30, 2021 4:16 AM

Thank god.

by Anonymousreply 27September 7, 2021 2:39 AM

Why is the OP greyed out?

by Anonymousreply 28September 7, 2021 2:41 AM

Any updates on this case? Why haven’t they arrested the clearly guilty girlfriend?

by Anonymousreply 29September 7, 2021 2:42 AM


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by Anonymousreply 30September 7, 2021 2:48 AM

^Music Midtown [>>SHUDDER<<]...30,000 girls, wandering around Midtown in gangs, all dressed alike (e.g. for Coachella), drums pounding until 11 pm, loud enough to rattle the windows of every house within half a mile of the Park, NOWHERE to park a car for 3 fucking days. And the City gets NOTHING out of it, not a damn thing. Anyone in the neighborhood with sense will be far, far away that weekend. I am so glad I moved out of that fucking place over a year ago.

by Anonymousreply 31September 7, 2021 12:49 PM

LE has said no one has been ruled out, what could they mean by that one wonders?

by Anonymousreply 32September 7, 2021 2:59 PM

"We're on to you, butchie!"

by Anonymousreply 33September 7, 2021 3:10 PM

I'm glad they brought the FBI in early. Atlanta doesn't really fuck around with white people getting murdered. And yes, this weekend had like 4 super spreader events. The only one that seemed to make even an effort at safety was DragonCon, the nerdfest and let's be honest, most of those people have been quarantining all of their lives already,

by Anonymousreply 34September 7, 2021 3:18 PM

R32, it means the gf is looking to flee the country.

by Anonymousreply 35September 10, 2021 12:11 AM

Maybe so, R35. Reportedly, her father had been posting she had been cleared. but the LE statement was pretty direct. I hope they have evidence, I fear this is not going to be solved.

by Anonymousreply 36September 10, 2021 11:25 PM

A Vincent Velasquez conveniently solved a cold case where the victim had a “V” carved on her? And now interested in this new case?

DL Sleuths, assemble!

by Anonymousreply 37September 13, 2021 6:22 PM


by Anonymousreply 38September 15, 2021 1:12 PM

I’m sure the girlfriend has already moved on.

by Anonymousreply 39September 15, 2021 2:00 PM

She has!

by Anonymousreply 40September 15, 2021 4:02 PM

She has?

by Anonymousreply 41September 15, 2021 4:18 PM

Moved on as in she moved out of Atlanta. Understandably.

by Anonymousreply 42September 15, 2021 5:52 PM

I wonder if this will ever be solved...

by Anonymousreply 43September 18, 2021 2:48 PM

It still baffles me. One would expect the killer to be dripping in blood. Did they bring a large plastic bag with a change of clothes?

by Anonymousreply 44September 18, 2021 8:42 PM

Any updates on this case?!

by Anonymousreply 45October 11, 2021 3:29 AM

From September 2, 2021:

[quote]Atlanta police held a private chat with a few select journalists to update them on the Piedmont Park murder case on Thursday.

[quote]According to CBS46 reporter Hayley Mason, Atlanta police dropped hints that someone close to Katherine Janness may be her killer.

[quote]”Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant tells me no one has been ruled out as a suspect in the Piedmont Park murder case. He says the case is still wide open and active. The department has faced challenges accessing video from park cameras and is still working to recover images."

[quote]More details have emerged since the 40-year-old bartender was brutally stabbed while walking her dog, Bowie, in Piedmont Park on July 28.

[quote]Police confirmed rumors that a slur was carved into Janness' body and her head was nearly severed during the attack.

[quote]Audio of the 911 call placed by Janness' partner, Emma Clark, cast suspicion on her.

[quote]Twitter users noted how "calm" Clark sounded during the phone call. Clark told a bystander, "Did you just see that? That's my f***ing girlfriend." A GoFundMe account raised more than $70,000 for Clark who has since left Atlanta.

[quote]PETA offered $10,000 for information leading to the killer(s), in addition to the $10,000 already offered by the Atlanta Police Department.

Note: this is a blog, not a news source. R22 also mentions this blog.

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by Anonymousreply 46October 11, 2021 7:29 PM

Emma Clark’s father is a Fayetteville City Councilman.

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by Anonymousreply 47October 11, 2021 7:30 PM

So either bring a gun on your walks or a big fat heavy baseball bat. The knife you they have to get close enough. Swing away!

Time to start assembling CYA baseball leagues.

by Anonymousreply 48October 11, 2021 7:36 PM

A nearly severed head suggests a pretty strong killer, no?

by Anonymousreply 49October 11, 2021 10:33 PM

I would think so, R49. The girlfriend just does not look like she is physically capable of it. I am not ruling out she had someone else do it.

by Anonymousreply 50October 11, 2021 10:54 PM

Rage is a powerful thing. Dykes are full of rage.

by Anonymousreply 51October 13, 2021 7:39 AM

I don’t think she’s physically capable but the girlfriend leaving town with GoFundMe money is suspect. Having a father involved in local politics could be beneficial if she’s involved.

by Anonymousreply 52October 13, 2021 12:40 PM

Dyke drama.

by Anonymousreply 53October 14, 2021 3:21 AM
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