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Katherine Janness

Reward for Information on Suspect Who Killed Woman & Her Dog in Popular Park Attack

An Atlanta woman and her beloved dog are dead after someone stabbed them to death at Piedmont Park in Midtown.

The incident happened Wednesday at around 1 a.m. off of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive. Katherine Janness, 40, told her husband she was taking a walk with her dog, Bowie, and was never seen alive again.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, an officer with the Atlanta Police Department said the victim was found stabbed numer0us times.

“It’s a gruesome scene,” said Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. “Upon their arrival, they did, in fact, find a female deceased in the park, appears to be from some type of stable wounds.”

So far, it’s unclear if the attack was motivated by something or happened at random.

The Atlanta Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest and an indictment in the case. Contact the Atlanta Police Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

“We want the public to know that the park is safe,” Chata Sparks, APD’s director of public affairs, said.

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[Featured Photo: Katherine Janness/Facebook; Atlanta PD]