When an Atlanta woman goes for a late-night walk in a popular park, she’s killed in one of the most shockingly-violent assaults the city has ever seen. Investigators work to identify a killer whose actions reveal a truly twisted psyche in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Katie Janness was a loving dog owner. Her dogs are seen with her in most family photos.
This surveillance footage still shows Katie walking toward the entrance to Piedmont Park along with her dog, Bowie. This is the last known image of her.
Here, Katie is seen with her dog, Bowie, who was murdered along with her in Piedmont Park.
Katie Janness was 40 years old when she was murdered in an act of profound depravity in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. She was a devoted partner to her longtime girlfriend, an animal lover, amateur musician and song writer, and professional bartender. She is missed by many who knew and loved her.
Although there were no cameras inside Piedmont Park, cameras on street corners outside the park revealed a number of pedestrian bypassers who police say may have witnessed something related to Katie’s murder.
Sources used to research this episode:
Autopsy Report Says Atlanta Woman Was Stabbed 50 Times and Had the Letters ‘F,’ ‘A,’ ‘T’ Carved into Her Chest (K.C. Baker / People.com)
Woman Killed at Piedmont Park Remembered as Intelligent, Gentle, Kind (Alexis Stevens / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Woman Killed With Dog In Atlanta Was Stabbed 50 Times, Had ‘F A T’ Carved on Chest (Megan Carpenter / Oxygen.com)
Piedmont Park murder: Autopsy Report Reveals Gruesome Details in Katie Janness’ Death (Elizabeth Nouryeh-Clay / Northside Neighbor)
An LGBTQ Woman and Her Pitbull Were Stabbed to Death in a ‘Gruesome’ Murder in Atlanta. Now the FBI Is Involved (Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime)
Katherine Janness’ Autopsy Report (Office of the Fulton Count y Medical Examiner)
Difference Between Lacerated, Stab and Incised Wounds (Forensic Yard)
Police Release 911 Call Made by Piedmont Park Stabbing Victim’s Girlfriend (Shaddi Abusaid / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
If you know anything about the murder of Katie Janness, please call the Atlanta Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235.