07-20-2009, 05:24 PM #1
GA - Alan Watson, 15, murdered, DeKalb County, Aug 2001
Police found skeletal remains Monday morning in a wooded area of northwest Atlanta.
The skeleton was found wrapped in a shower curtain in the area of Arno Drive and Hollywood Road, Atlanta homicide detective Lt. Keith Meadows said.
Police were there searching the area with dogs after a skull with what appeared to be two bullet holes was found in the area just over a week ago, Meadows said.
Investigators havenít identified the body, but it appears to have belonged to a male between the ages of 15 and 18, police said.
The body had been there as long as 10 years, authorities said.
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07-20-2009, 08:28 PM #2
05-06-2010, 10:32 AM #3
GA - Alan Watson, 15, DeKalb County, Aug 2001
Skull found in northwest Atlanta belonged to teen who disappeared in 2001
05-06-2010, 04:23 PM #4Former Member
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Rest in peace, Alan.
05-06-2010, 04:25 PM #5
Maybe this will give his family some answers.
Rest in peace Alan.Glove Findin'
07-22-2010, 04:44 AM #6
Updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010, 10:39 PM EDT
The grand jury on Tuesday charged 35-year-old Dion Renaldo Sims with the killing of 15-year-old Alan Watson.
02-05-2011, 09:03 AM #7
Atlanta News 2:29 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010
Nine years after 15-year-old Alan Watson was shot to death, the investigation into his killing is just starting.
Police told Watson's family this week that remains found in the woods of northwest Atlanta are a DNA match to the boy, who disappeared in August 2001 after saying he was going to the movies.
"He was a good kid who went to school and on the weekends he would cut grass to make extra money," said his 30-year-old sister, DeAngela Watson. "I don't know why anybody would want to hurt him or kill him."
His disappearance was a total mystery until a surveyor found a skull -- with a large bullet hole in the forehead -- lying near a creek near the intersection of Abner Place and Arno Drive in July 2009. Investigators found skeletal remains underneath brush nearby.
Months later, DeAngela Watson saw a TV report detailing the discovery of a teenage boy's remains; the report mentioned a crown on the victim's left front tooth.
"I just knew that was him," she said.
Her call prompted Atlanta police Det. David Quinn to take DNA swabs from three of Watson's family members. The FBI lab in Quantico, Va., determined the remains "had the mitochondrial DNA of his natural grandmother."
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05-07-2011, 02:05 PM #8Former Member
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Murder conviction ends decade-long search for missing DeKalb boy
A decade after a 15-year-old DeKalb County boy disappeared, a neighbor has been convicted of killing him.
Dion Renaldo Sims, 36, was found guilty Friday of killing Alan Watson, a McNair High School student who was never seen again by his family after he told his grandmother he was going to the movies.
Judge Henry Newkirk then sentenced Sims to to life plus ten years in prison. Prosecutors did not disclose a motive in the case.
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