The Atlanta Police Department released a 911 call Wednesday, made after the fiancee of slain Georgia woman, Katherine Janness, found her stabbed to death in Atlanta’s popular Piedmont Park.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the incident happened July 28 off of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive. Janness, 40, told her fiancee, Emma Clark, she was taking a walk with their dog, Bowie, after dinner. It was the last time Clark spoke to Janness.
When Janness failed to return home, Clark reportedly traced Janness’ location by using a phone app. Clark found both Janness and Bowie dead at the entrance of Piedmont Park at around 1 a.m.
The Atlanta Police Department described the scene as “gruesome” and said the victim was found stabbed numerous times.
“It’s a gruesome scene,” Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said. “Upon their arrival, they did, in fact, find a female deceased in the park, appears to be from some type of stab wounds.”
Authorities also released security footage Wednesday of several people in the area around the time the attack happened. Officials didn’t say that anyone in the footage is a suspect in the case, but it’s possible they could have seen something that can assist with the investigation.
“What we are hoping is that these individuals will come forward and what we are hoping is that that they saw something while in the park,” Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton said.
Investigators have released this surveillance footage showing ppl in the area of Piedmont Park, around the time Katherine Janness was murdered. Investigators are hoping these individuals may have seen something that could help forward their investigation. https://t.co/McKb18IQhC pic.twitter.com/exGWdVfAZh
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) August 4, 2021
Atlanta PD is currently offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest and indictment. Animal rights group PETA added in $10,000, doubling the reward to $20,000.
If you have any information that could help with the investigation, please call the Atlanta Police Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235 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]