Serial Killer Blamed for 1974 Murder of Georgia Girl

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) -- State crime officials say the 1974 disappearance
and slaying of a Georgia girl has been solved after investigators
say DNA and other clues point to a serial killer.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation declared the case solved in
a Wednesday statement, saying they developed evidence to support
the likelihood that serial killer Paul John Knowles killed 13-year-old Ima Jean Sanders.

Her skeletal remains were discovered in 1976 in a wooded area in
Peach County.

GBI agents said Knowles had gone on a multi-state crime spree in
1974, committing at least 18 killings.

He was apprehended in November 1974 near McDonough after
kidnapping a Florida state trooper and another man and killing

Authorities say Knowles was later shot to death by a GBI agent
while trying to escape from custody.

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  • by Hill Billy Bob Location: here and there on Dec 22, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    I don't remember this, but I do remember the serial killer Henry Lee Lucus and his crime spree. He killed some people in Holmes and Jackson counties. And may have killed a man I knew that lived in Houston County Ala. That death was ruled as a suicide but the gun would have had to be held at a very odd angle to have inflicted such a fatal wound. So I guess his family will never really know what happen to him.
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