GA - Katherine Janness, 40, fatally stabbed and dog killed, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, 28 July 2021 #2

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  1. thebodyfarm

    thebodyfarm Well-Known Member

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    No, it wouldn't be. They would be called as post-mortem injuries/trauma.
     


  2. Aubie007

    Aubie007 Well-Known Member

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    FBI joins investigation into killing of Katherine Janness, her dog in Atlanta park
     
  3. arfvonarf

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    I don’t think it has lights from Piedmont Park (just recalling from memory—I may be wrong.)

    But it likely does get some light from the street lights on 10th and maybe some from Grady HS.

    Right where it meets Charles Allen it does get more foliage cover and is significantly darker than the majority of the path. Similar to the sidewalk originating closer to Piedmont Road.
     
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    I tried going through my browser history and search history last night but had to give up and go to bed. I did find a transcript from an interview on CNN where they talked to a retired officer from APD and he mentioned it, but that's not where I originally saw the information.

    CNN.com - Transcripts

    It was probably on one of the local MSM sites, because I was checking those and the AJC pretty much every day for awhile. I know on August 3, I asked a reporter on Twitter and he didn't answer me, so I'm guessing I found the answer on or after August 4.
     
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    The FBIs involvement was also announced in the DAs press conference. Members of the FBI were present and named in that meeting. Although the specific department has not as yet (as far as I have seen/read) been named.
     
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    Piedmont Park is pretty much like a wide open green space in the middle of the city. You can exit anywhere along 10th street, multiple locations on Piedmont and Monroe. You can also enter/exit the park at Amsterdam. My best guess would be that the perpetrator exited near the parking deck area. It is extremely dark over there, heavily wooded, there is a bathroom facility in that area and the trails are super dark as well. I walk the area frequently (well I stopped after this incident) and there are just so many side streets around the park it’s almost overwhelming to think about.
     
  7. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    For those in Atlanta, can you tell us what the level of homeless people is in Piedmont Park? And where they might congregate in the night time?
     
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    Knowing me, I looked up the names of the agents who were mentioned and found out what department they work for.
     
  9. sassysleuthie

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    a lot, unfortunately :(
     
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    I grew up in this area and I’ve seen homeless people act pretty erratically. And rudely. All within a couple miles of Piedmont Park. I’ve had a homeless person reach into my car to grab money, I’ve had several get angry when I refused to give them money, I think it’s actually a pretty big problem here in Metro Atlanta. I’m not saying it’s entirely their fault by any means, I’m just stating facts here. I think this person could have been a homeless person with severe mental issues. However, I’m not sure how with that logic, they could escape the FBI and GBI. Sigh.
     
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    I did as well but wasn't able to get clear on the department w/in FBI they worked for only titles. Were you?
     
  12. thebodyfarm

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    So the killer stabbed and mutilated Katherine after she was already dead. Injuries to the face, neck, and torso were the cause of death.

    1) What I said earlier still seems like the most likely scenario to me, the ME mentioned that injuries to the face, neck, and torso were the cause of death. A neck fracture/spinal cord injury could lead to paralysis and death. Maybe he caught her off-guard and hit her, first in the neck, which caused paralysis. This would make her more vulnerable to other attacks. Then he attacked her in the face and torso. The resulting blood from these injuries caused her untimely death.

    2) Any blunt force to the neck can damage vessels, and if you restrict blood flow to the brain it can lead to serious neurological injuries. This could happen as well. But I don't think this was the cause of death.


    The percentage of death resulting from the first scenario is somewhere around 30. It's very much possible. Even if that were not the main cause of death, the paralysis would make the job easier for the killer. And there wouldn't be any defense injuries.
     
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    When looking through YT videos I found one from 2017... wsb-tv showing an officer chasing man who was accused of exposing himself in Piedmont Park. However, I'm unsure where this camera was located... but it says "Piedmont Park" and is labeled as "surveillance video". Of note, the man was identified as Sheriff Jeff Mann and was charged with indecency and obstruction. I won't link to avoid confusion with this case, but it can be easily found... maybe locals can weigh-in on possible location of the camera.

    **Also of note, this surveillance video does contain date and time (including seconds), BUT also shows another look with the date/time removed (I assume was done by wsb-tv to show an unobstructed view??)
     
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    I looked it up and it was reportedly a home surveillance camera video, although they didn't give a location. That's something I hadn't considered... all the home surveillance footage possible along the park's boundary.
     
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    Darkness and lamp lights in Piedmont Park

     
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    CHEESE AND RICE, this video is enjoyable and terrifying at the same time. ✌️ Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. Aubie007

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    Is there any report of Katie having gone by work the night of the 28th?

    The reason I ask is because Henry’s is on the same side of the street as Carribou Coffee…why would she cross the street in front of Henry’s only to cross back again a few blocks up?

    However, if she took a route that took her in front of Campagnolo (her work) it would put her exactly at that crosswalk.

    Another thing that has me thinking this is the angle of the Bowies body at the rainbow crosswalk. Bowie is facing straight ahead, as if he’s been walking straight and expects to continue through the crosswalk. However, Katie is angling towards the Flying Biscuit side of Piedmont Ave as if to get on the side of the park.

    Once I looked up Henry’s location relative to the rainbow crosswalk her route made no sense. Can someone local explain this…?

    EDIT to add pictures.
    1st picture is Henry’s and Katie’s direction of travel across the rainbow crosswalk
    2nd picture is the same direction of travel but her work as a reference.
     

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  19. TL4S

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    I've been looking at this, too, and when you combine it with the timeline of being at Henry's between 11-11:30, then the crosswalk a block and a half away, going south to north at 12:09, I have to assume she went somewhere south of Henry's first. I'm also still perplexed why she wasn't caught on camera crossing CA Drive within the park if she'd taken either 10th st. or the park trail running parallel, which does seem the most likely. It appears to all be visible on surveillance. I can't make sense of any of it.
     
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    There is a question of why Katie was on the south side of 10th. she had reportedly visited Henry's to see Emma and Henry's is on the north side. So for some reason she crossed. Could be lots of reasons I suppose. Trying to avoid someone or something on the north side so crossed over.
     
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