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    GA - Faleshia Battle, 7, Ocilla, 19 April 1976

    I could not find a thread anywhere for this child (suffocated in 1976 in Ocilla, Georgia) so starting one here.

    It seems new leads have come in since the case was reopened in recent years and more are being sought:

    Police Find New Leads in 1976 Child Slaying

    ...police Det. Doug Douglas says promising leads and new information have come in since the department reopened the case two years ago. ...
    more at: http://www.13wmaz.com/news/georgia/a...-Child-Slaying

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    Southwest Georgia police find new leads in 1976 child slaying

    ...Young Faleshia LaFrance Battle had been missing for four days when her body was found suffocated and dumped in a neighbor’s garden in Ocilla in 1976. No suspects were ever charged in the crime....


    ...A $500 reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. ...
    more at: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2...ds-1976-child/

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    It's always encouraging to see these old cases re-opened. After nearly 40 years there's still hope her mom will see justice for her little girl's murder. Wouldn't that be wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    It's always encouraging to see these old cases re-opened. After nearly 40 years there's still hope her mom will see justice for her little girl's murder. Wouldn't that be wonderful.
    Yes, it would, bessie.

    At the link below are pictures and video of her mom at the site where Faleshia's body was found and at her gravesite, as well as some additional info. Seems her mom has lived under a cloud of suspicion from some through the years.

    Ocilla Investigators Seek Answers to Cold Case Murder

    ...The badly decomposed remains and limited information left detectives struggling to fill in the blanks, but detectives said some new information and technology could hold the key to the 37-year mystery.

    Arlenda Roberts has been visiting her daughter's grave every week for nearly 40 years. She said her life was destroyed when her daughter disappeared on April 19, 1976, and all she's left with are unanswered questions....


    ..."There's promising leads and more information coming in. And we're hoping that this is going to provide more information that will produce more leads and direction for us to go in," said Det. Doug Douglas, Ocilla Police Department....


    ...He said he's working hard to finally bring closure to the victim's mother, and is certain the body was purposely placed just a few hundred yards away from the victim's house. ...
    more at: http://www.walb.com/story/22285554/o...ld-case-murder



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