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Atlanta Police Seek to Solve Slayings of Black Youths

  Jan. 28, 1981, Comics  
  Jan. 28, 1981, Atlanta Child  Murders  

Jan. 28, 1981: Lee Manual Gooch, 15, is missing four days after the discovery of the strangled body of Terry Lorenzo Pue, the 14th black child to be killed  in Atlanta in 1 1/2 years, The Times says. Freelance photographer Wayne B. Williams will be arrested in June on suspicion of killing as many as 28 victims between 1979 and 1981. Williams was convicted on two counts of murder in February 1982.

  Jan. 28, 1981, Atlanta Child  Murders  

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I am glad you mentioned the Atlanta Child Murders. Few people cover this, even 30 years later. That the black community had a serial killer in their midst, picking off black children, still amazes me. Why police believe that serial killers are only white need only look at this case, as well as that in Louisiana in the 1980s, or the Night Stalker in Los Angeles, to realize that sickos come in every shade and nationality.


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