Final month’s stabbing deaths of an Atlanta dog proprietor and her pet remained unsolved Thursday despite a complete of $20,000 in reward presents from metropolis police and a donor to the animal advocacy team PETA.
Katie Janness, 40, turned into strolling her dog, Bowie, in the metropolis’s Piedmont Park after nighttime July 28 when any individual attacked and killed them both, police said. They had been found out slow around 1: 10 a.m., every with extra than one stab wounds.
On Thursday, an reliable with PETA (Folks for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) spoke just a few $10,000 reward that a donor to the team contributed, to verify a old $10,000 reward from metropolis police.
“Our first suggestions, ethical take care of all people else, had been how dreadful, how heartbreaking and what can we attain to wait on?” Kristin Rickman, emergency response division supervisor with PETA, suggested FOX 5 of Atlanta. “We’re in spite of all the pieces hopeful that doubling the reward will wait on score a damage on this case. $20,000 may per chance be very just a few cash and just a few folks are hurting reliable now and may per chance furthermore fair in spite of all the pieces employ that monetary help.”
Emma Clark, the sufferer’s accomplice, had turn out to fret when Janness didn’t attain home. So she tracked Janness’ cell telephone location and found out Janness’ slow physique advance the park’s entrance, FOX 5 reported.
A makeshift memorial to Katherine Janness is viewed at the doorway to Piedmont Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (Associated Press)
Police responded to the scene after Clark called 911. Final week, investigators launched the chilling 911 name she made upon discovering the physique.
“Sir, I’m at the doorway of Piedmont Park,” a frantic Clark suggested the 911 dispatcher. “I ethical turned into shopping for my girlfriend due to I couldn’t obtain her. She’s slow! She’s here at Piedmont Park. Please wait on.”
Atlanta police said investigators had been “actively” working to name a suspect. On Aug 4, police launched surveillance photography and video showing folk in the situation of Piedmont Park at the time of the incident.
“Investigators are hoping these folk may per chance furthermore fair bear viewed something that may per chance wait on forward their investigation and they’re inquiring for help figuring out or contacting them. If anyone turned into in the situation around the time of the murder, or if anyone knows any individual in these photography, we question that they contact Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators or Crime Stoppers,” police said.
On Aug. 6, they launched extra photography of any individual jogging thru the park — a ogle who has since attain forward and is cooperating with homicide detectives, FOX 5 reported. Though police later said the jogger had no longer witnessed the crime, per experiences.
So a long way, no arrests had been made and no names or photography of a doable suspect had been launched.
Any individual with extra data is told to contact the Atlanta Police Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
Fox Recordsdata’ Audrey Conklin and Stephen Sorace contributed to this record