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

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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    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.

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/0405/15coldcase.html
     
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