Atlanta PD says they rely on science and technology to solve Janness murder

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — During a Tuesday press conference with Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and Atlanta Police Department Rodney Bryant, they were asked about the unsolved murder of Katherine “Katie” Janness.

Janness and her dog Bowie were stabbed to death inside Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta on July 28, 2021. Their bodies were discovered by Janness’ girlfriend, Emma Clark, after Janness failed to return from walking Bowie .

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The murder made national headlines due to its gruesome nature. An autopsy revealed that Janness had been stabbed more than 50 times in the face, neck and torso. Additionally, the letters “F”, “A”, and “T” were engraved on his chest. It is still not known why she was killed or who killed her.

In January, the APD said they were “close” to finding the killer. However, no announcement has been made since then.

Atlanta Deputy Police Chief Charles Hampton told reporters at the press conference that they are “relying on science and technology” to solve the case. He also mentioned that sometimes high profile cases like the Janness murder are solved within days and weeks, but sometimes it takes much longer.

Additionally, Hampton said APD investigators are still meeting with the FBI about the case on a weekly basis.



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