Katherine Janness

Autopsy Reveals Graphic Details of Atlanta Woman’s Murder in Piedmont Park

A woman killed in a popular Atlanta park this summer was stabbed more than 50 times in the face, neck, and torso, according to an autopsy report released this week.

Katherine Janness, 40, died from “sharp force injuries” that punctured major blood vessels and internal organs, including 15 wounds to the face, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Additionally, the report reveals, the letters “F,” “A,” and “T” were carved into her lower chest/upper abdomen.

WARNING: Details in this report may be disturbing.

Katherine Janness Autopsy by KC Wildmoon on Scribd

According to the report, the injuries including more than 20 stab wounds to the back and blunt force injuries to the face, neck, and extremities.

Janness’s horrific murder happened on July 28 after she told her fiancee, Emma Clark, she was taking her dog Bowie for a walk after dinner, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Janness failed to return home, and Clark used a phone app to retrace her steps, finding her body at the entrance to Piedmont Park at 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive.

“I ran up to her, I tried to feel for a pulse but it was clear that she was gone. I turned around and I just ran out of the park,” Clark said. “It was dark, and I didn’t know what was going on. I was terrified and shocked. That’s when I called the cops immediately.”

Atlanta police immediately launched an investigation, including releasing images of possible witnesses and Janness herself, in the rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Road just up the street from where he body was found.

So far, police have made no arrests or released any details about a possible killer.

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[Featured images: Atlanta Police Department]