“We need to own it.”Posted: April 6, 2020
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields at a 2019 press conference held by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announcing the reopening of the investigation (such as it was) into the horrific murders of some 30 black children and young adults in Atlanta from 1979-1981. Watch the first episode of Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” on HBO. https://www.hbo.com/atlantas-missing-and-murdered-the-lost-children.
News anchor Monica Kaufman Pearson (1975-2012) says about these cases: “Do what should have been done in 1979, 1980, 1981. Do the police work. Solve the cases.” The footage is powerful.
“We need to own it.” “Do the police work. Solve the cases.” Three sentences you will never hear from officials regarding the Oakland County child killer case.
Here’s a 40-year-old homicide case solved recently in Colorado through DNA AND genetic genealogy. Colorado prosecutors obtained a guilty plea from a 62-year-old POS in the murder of 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski in 1980. DNA testing AND genetic genealogy. https://www.foxnews.com/us/trucker-pleads-guilty-cold-case-colorado-murder.
Meanwhile, we can wallow in the FOIA documents in the OCCK case.
3-16 to 3-29 to follow.