An 18-year-old man has come forward claiming that he killed an eight-year-old Carroll County, Georgia girl two years ago.
The new development comes six months after a 14-year-old neighbor accused of killing Amy Yates was sentenced for a delinquent act.
The 18-year-old approached authorities earlier this week and said he wanted to confess to killing Amy, who disappeared on the evening of April 26, 2004, while riding her bike to a friend's home.
Her body was found hours later in tall grass and weeds in a nearby gully.
District Attorney Pete Skanda-Lakis says authorities are investigating the 18-year-old's claims.
The public defender who represented the younger boy says DNA and hair samples taken from the girl's body didn't match his client's
They will determine whether the DNA matches the 18-year-old who came forward.