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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    GA - JoAnne Hankamer, 21, Atlanta, 14 Dec 1989

    In the 15 years since JoAnne Hankamer, 21, was raped, beaten and strangled to death after leaving her job at a Little Five Points health food store, her mother, Barbara Kelly, has kept the faith.

    Kelly spoke at a news conference where Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said DNA recovered from the victim in 1989 conclusively identified and led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Atlanta man in the killing.

    Larry Walker Jr., who was 16 when Hankamer died, was arrested Wednesday at his residence on Iverson Street by members of Howard's Cold Case Squad. The house is just a few blocks from where Hankamer's partially clothed body was found Dec. 14, 1989, in a wooded ravine in Candler Park, in the DeKalb County section of Atlanta.

    A DNA sample taken from Walker in prison and entered into a DNA database of felons kept by the GBI was matched Tuesday to evidence in the Hankamer case, Howard said.

    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    Bottom of page 1 of Walker's appeal.

    ...The crimes occurred on December 14, 1989. Walker was indicted on June
    27, 2005 on charges of malice murder, felony murder, and rape. On April 26,
    2006, a jury found Walker guilty on all charges...

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